American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

In addition to the goals and opportunities of the National American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), Washington University’s chapter has three general goals. First, AMWA strives to provide a creative, open and supportive community within its Washington University membership that creates relationships that can span careers. The second goal is to create a space within the Washington University medical community that raises awareness and participation in those issues important to women in medicine — historically, currently and in our future work in medicine and society. The final goal is to contribute to the greater community of St. Louis in ways that best fit our position as students of medicine. In order to achieve these goals, AMWA has a very large and active membership that is broken up into multiple interconnected committees. These include: Mentorship, Community Service, Awareness Weeks, Recruitment, Vagina Monologues, Book Club, and Red Dress Affair. Specific events include everything from volunteering at a women’s crisis center to book discussions to the Red Dress Affair, complete with a silent auction and live entertainment. These examples highlight just a few of the many activities that help to create an environment of leadership, creativity, and community for AMWA members.


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