American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

About

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 (mcdermke@evms.edu) or Amanda Severn (severnal@evms.edu).

2019-2020 Executive Board:

Regional Leader: Kelly McDermott, MD 2020

President: Amanda Severn, MD 2021

Vice-President: Cassandra Dao, MD 2022

Secretary: Ayan Ali, MD 2022

Treasurer: Kristen Peterson, MD 2021

Community Outreach Chair: Abigail Fariscal, MD2022


Faculty Advisor: 

Dr. Brooke Hooper 

Resources:

New National member sign up: http://www.amwa-doc.org/join-renew

Awards and scholarships:  http://www.amwa-doc.org/students/awards-scholarships

Initiatives: http://www.amwa-doc.org/initiatives

Articles:

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.