The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) held its 2022 business meeting on Friday, November 11, 2022.
The WPS has organized an inspiring Pathway to Leadership program. Esteemed panelists included:
- Elisa Choi, MD, who is the current Chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians and former Governor of the ACP Massachusetts Chapter. Dr. Choi is the first woman, and only Asian American woman, to serve as Governor in the history of the Massachusetts ACP Chapter.
- Louito Edje, MD, associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Edje sits on the AMA’s Council on Medical Education and is a member of the Family Medicine Examination Committee of the Accreditation Council for Higher Medical Education.
- Patrice Harris, MD, who is the CEO and co-founder of eMed, a digital healthcare company and is the general medical editor of Everydayhealth.com. Dr. Harris was the 174e president of the AMA and first African-American woman elected to that position.
- Madelyn Butler, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist from Florida, was elected to the board of directors of the American Medical Association in June 2021. Dr. Butler was vice chair of the Florida delegation to the AMA-HOD, member of the House of Delegates Committee Duties and Chairman of the WADA Constitution and Bylaws Reference Committee.
The WPS business meeting highlighted the key events of this year’s Women in Medicine Month.
The WPS considered several agenda items before the House of Delegates, including Resolution 227: Access to methotrexate based on clinical decisions which was drafted by the section.
Additionally, the WPS Associates meeting focused on a lively and insightful discussion on equity in career development.
Earlier today, WPS co-sponsored a session on protecting our healers with the IPPS, OMSS, PPPS, WPS and LGBTQ Advisory Committee.