About Us



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.

The American Medical Women's Association 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, mentoring, and through building strategic alliances.

The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is an organization of women physicians, medical students and other persons dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women's health and the advancement of women in medicine. The organization was founded by Dr. Bertha VanHoosen in 1915 in Chicago, 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 94 years.

To learn more about AMWA on a national level, please visit http://www.amwa-doc.org/.

Source:  http://www.amwa-doc.org/page3-2/AboutAMWA