American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)


AMWA is dedicated to the advancement of women in medicine and to improving women's health via advocacy for women in the legal, social, and educational realms. AMWA provides a voice and an outlet for us as future physicians to make an impact on our role as professionals within our national healthcare system, as well as the health and well-being of all our patients, especially the unique concerns for women. The goals for advocacy are focused on three principles: awareness, discussion, and action.


For questions about membership, please contact Kelly McDermott or Amanda Severn

2020-2021 Executive Board:

Regional Leader:

Co-Presidents: Abby Hargis and Heather Ots

Vice-President: Saritha Attanagoda

Secretary: Valeriya Yukhimova

Treasurer: Elizabeth Lindsay

Community Outreach Chair: Jamie Geraghty

Research and Mentorship Chair: Manasa Vallabhaneni

Social Media Chair: Mekenzie Wilson

He For She Chair: Shadain Akhavan

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Brooke Hooper


New National member sign up:

Awards and scholarships:



Domestic Violence Advocates

The EVMS Chapter of AMWA hosts a yearly domestic violence training for anyone who wants to learn how to advocate for victims and stand against domestic violence, as community members and as healthcare providers. AMWA certifies that those on this list have completed the two 2-hour training sessions and all other requirements.

In Memory of Nancy Kelly, MD19

Nancy brought an incredible light to AMWA and to everyone she met, and her enthusiasm for community service and medicine was unstoppable. She will be dearly missed and always remembered by all of us at AMWA.

EVMS AMWA, EVMS Global Health, and CHKD Child Abuse program present:

Certificate of completion

Human Trafficking Training, November 2020

EVMS AMWA and the YWCA of South Hampton roads present:

Certificates of completion

Intimate Partner Violence Training, February 2021