September is Women in Medicine MonthSeptember 22, 2011 | Resources, Success Stories
In the past thirty years, the number of female physicians in the United States has increased by 430%, with nearly a third of all American physicians and one-half of all American medical students being female. Disability insurance attorneys Comitz | Beethe join the American Medical Association, which has a one-third female Board of Trustees, in supporting the contributions and successes of female physicians by recognizing Women in Medicine Month.
The AMA Women Physicians Congress (“WPC”) serves as a forum for advocacy on women’s health issues and identifies and addresses issues important to female physicians through all phases of their careers.
Although women in medicine have made tremendous strides since Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female medical school graduate in 1849, there is still work to be done to advance the progress of women in the medical profession. At the AMA, the WPC is working to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles. — AMA President Peter W. Carmel, M.D.
The AMA provides a forum for women in medicine through mentoring and leadership development. By promoting women’s health issues and empowering female physicians, our entire profession benefits. — AMA-WPC Chair Claudia L. Reardon, M.D.
The next caucus of the AMA Women Physicians Congress is scheduled to take place in New Orleans this November.
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