AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS
The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 97,600 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of Family Medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
The section on Women in Otolaryngology
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents more than 12,000 otolaryngologists—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders in those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Committee on Pediatric Workforce
An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Whether you’re looking for general child health information or more specific guidelines concerning a pediatric issue, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find information regarding the Academy’s many programs and activities…our policies and guidelines…our publications and other child health resources…and much, much more. Best of all, you can rest assured that the information comes from the nation’s leading child health experts and that we have scientific research supporting our recommendations.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN RADIOLOGISTS
The association was founded in 1981 to: provide a forum for issues unique to women in radiology, radiation oncology, and related professions; sponsor programs that promote opportunities for women; and facilitate networking among members and other professionals.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS
Looking for a section that will address your needs as an emergency physician and a woman? Then, the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians is for you. It provides a broad-based network of support, guidance, and education in personal and professional leadership skills, especially for women emergency physicians, residents, and medical students.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSICIANS
Every few decades, a group of physicians realize that they are practicing a de facto specialty without the benefit of formal training in the newly recognized needs. The last such specialty was proposed by the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1969 and was approved in 1978 after a $4,000,000 campaign.
AMERICAN MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents, and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation’s health.
AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
AMWA membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, and healthcare professionals. AMWA is the only multispecialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
The mission of the ASRM Women’s Council is to promote career development and interaction across disciplines, provide mentoring opportunities and improve women’s health.
ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE
In 1971, at the annual FASEB meeting, flyers were posted inviting women scientists to a champagne mixer and meeting to encourage the exchange of ideas and solutions to overcoming job discrimination, lower pay, and professional isolation. Those 27 women who took the initiative to make science a better place for women founded the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), today’s premiere leadership organization advocating the interests of women in science and technology. For nearly 40 years, the Association for Women in Science has fought for equity and career advancement for women – from the bench to the board room.
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES, GROUP ON WOMEN IN MEDICINE AND SCIENCES
In August 2009, the AAMC’s Board of Directors approved the creation of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS). This action established the longstanding Women in Medicine program as a formal AAMC professional development group, congruent with other AAMC groups.
ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN PSYCHIATRISTS
The Association of Women Psychiatrists (AWP), founded by Dr. Alexandra Symonds in 1983, is the only organization of women psychiatrists. There are over 12,000 women psychiatrists in the United States, and many more throughout the world.
ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN SURGEONS
The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) was founded in 1981 when Patricia Numann, MD, FACS, invited as many female surgeons as she could identify to breakfast at the October meeting of the American College of Surgeons. Sharing many common experiences, interests, and concerns, these women decided to meet annually on an informal basis. For the next few years, the first significant contact that many female residents or newly practicing female surgeons had with more professionally advanced surgical women was through these Wednesday morning breakfasts at the American College of Surgeons’ fall meeting.
HOSPITALS IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
Visit Organization[/button] Health disparities-from access to care to health outcomes-affect a growing segment of the U.S. population. While recent reports show some progress in reducing disparities, there is still much work to be done to achieve equity in care. Initiatives designed to reduce disparities and achieve healthcare equity were a major component of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the American Hospital Association, through its Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence strategic platform, is committed to helping the hospital field improve the care provided to all persons and eliminating disparities in care.
RUTH JACKSON ORTHOPEDIC SOCIETY
The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) is the oldest surgical women’s organization incorporated in the United States which continues to grow and welcomes new members of both genders.
SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH RESEARCH
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC, is widely recognized as the thought leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women’s health through advocacy, education, and research.
SOCIETY OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE—WOMEN’S CAUCUS INTEREST GROUP
The Society of General Internal Medicine was founded in 1978 by a national group of academic general internists committed to promoting research and education aimed at improving healthcare for the whole patient. The organization has grown to nearly 3,000 members over three decades.
SOCIETY OF WOMEN IN UROLOGY
The Society of Women in Urology (SWIU), formerly known just as “Women in Urology,” informally began at the 1980 AUA meeting in San Francisco, when five female urologists met for breakfast to discuss their experiences and frustrations. Such informal meetings continued until 1992 when the group created an executive board and introduced bylaws. SWIU now has more than 650 members, including over 250 board-certified female urologists, as well as female urology residents, fellows, post-residency, and pre-board-certified women. SWIU also has female members who are non-urology MDs and PhDs.
WOMEN IN ENDOCRINOLOGY
Women in Endocrinology is an organization devoted to promoting and facilitating the professional development and advancement of women in the field of Endocrinology. This website exists to keep the geographically diverse membership of WE informed of our activities, as well as to form an informational resource for the general public and potential members.
WOMEN IN NEUROSURGERY
To educate, inspire, and encourage women neurosurgeons to realize their professional and personal goals, and to serve neurosurgery in addressing the issues inherent to training and maintaining a diverse and balanced workforce.
WOMEN IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
Women in Ophthalmology is an organization dedicated to enhancing and improving the environment for women in ophthalmology. “WIO encourages diversity, impartiality, and economic parity, and strives to cultivate new opportunities for leadership, education, and public service in the field of ophthalmology for ourselves and future generations.”
WOMEN IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY
The WIO Section of the American Academy of Otolaryngology is dedicated to assisting the career development of women otolaryngologists and those considering careers in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. With more than 1,500 members, the WIO Section provides ample opportunities for networking and mentoring.
WOMEN IN THORACIC SURGERY
Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS) was founded in 1986 with a mission to enhance the quality of medical care given to patients of its members, to mentor young women thoracic surgeons, to enhance the education of patients about heart and lung diseases, and to enhance educational opportunities for women thoracic surgeons.
WOMEN’S DERMATOLOGIC SOCIETY
The goal of the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) is to help women in dermatology realize and fulfill their greatest potential. To achieve this goal we rely on the active participation of our members, who represent a diverse cross-section of professionals in the areas of private practice, academia, managed care, and industry.