American Medical Women's Association
Vision 2020 National Ally
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is an organization of women physicians and medical students dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women’s health and the advancement of women in medicine. AMWA was founded by Dr. Bertha Van-Hoosen in 1915, at a time when women physicians were an under-represented minority. As women in medicine increase in numbers, new problems and issues arise that were not anticipated. AMWA has been addressing these issues for 93 years.
The American Medical Women's Association empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women. AMWA is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, and mentoring, and through building strategic alliances.