7 Ways You Should Celebrate Women in Medicine Month

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 1990, cellphones were the size of bricks, the Soviet Union still existed and women only made up about 17 percent of the physician workforce. A lot has changed since then, but women are still underrepresented in the physician workforce, making up about 32 percent. Here are some ways that you can recognize women physicians and encourage the next generation of physicians during Women in Medicine Month this September. Women have been an important, if underrepresented, part of medicine for 165 years, when Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to graduate from medical school. The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) hosts Women in Medicine Month each September to acknowledge pioneering women, celebrate their accomplishments and help cultivate future women physicians. This year’s theme is “Promoting healthy living for physicians and patients,” offering many opportunities to be engaged throughout September. Here’s what you can do: 1. Look for the #WIMmonth hashtag on the AMA’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, where we will be honoring innovative women all month.   2. Participate in the AMA Wire® Shadow My Specialty series to offer insights from women in the medical field for medical students who are working toward the next stage of their careers. Send an email to be considered for a potential profile in this series. Read more at AMAWire.