AMWA – American Medical Women’s Association

Welcome to the American Medical Women’s Association!


President Katie Flaherty
Treasurer Leila Shafiq

AMWA Vision

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 Mission

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 strategic alliances.

The AMWA chapter at the University of Florida is excited to promote these ideals to encourage future physicians to be proactive in bettering women’s health and advocating reform. We have exciting events such as lunch talks, outreach, and conference opportunities lined up for the 2015-2016 school year. Join us in the AMWA student division as we stand together on behalf of the needs and rights of women doctors and female patients, as future physicians, scientists, and leaders in medicine.

What is AMWA?

The student division of the American Medical Women’s Association is committed to advocating for and supporting the interests of female medical students. AMWA has been representing the needs and efforts of medical women since 1915 at a time when female physicians were a considerably underrepresented minority. As the number of women in medicine continues to grow, AMWA has been addressing many pressing issues facing women in health care and our UF chapter hopes to continue do so through discussion luncheons, workshops, and camaraderie.

Stay tuned for updates and we look forward to your involvement in the American Medical Women’s Association at UFCOM!

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