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International Congress of the Medical Women's International Assoc.
Seoul, Korea
July 31-Aug. 3, 2013


Honoring the achievements of AMWA members, past and present ...

The assemblage of this pantheon of women leaders in medicine demonstrates a wide variety of experiences and expertise with one uniting them:
The unwavering commitment to make a difference for women, be they physicians or patients.


 



Doctor-hiring rush is on
HealthLeaders Media
In the years to come, experts may look back on healthcare reform as the time that not only made improvements in the quality of patient care and sparked efforts to reduce costs, but also when doctors traded their independent practices for hospital employment. There's been a marked uptick in the pace with which physicians are being employed by hospitals; in fact, employment of physicians and surgeons is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, nearly twice the rate of growth for all other occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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AMWA bestows awards upon 11 outstanding leaders in medicine
AMWA
Please join us in congratulating AMWA's newest distinguished award winners. Click here to read more about the deserving winners.
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AMWA's 98th annual meeting a huge success
AMWA
AMWA's 98th annual meeting in New York City was an unparalleled success! The speaker roster featured America's most accomplished physicians, all leaders within their field. We were sold out at this packed event which featured top-quality CME sessions, mentoring programs and 50 poster presentations. Dr. Michelle Bachelet — pediatrician, mother and past president of Chile, Undersecretary General and Executive Director of UN Women — was our keynote speaker at the Annual Awards Luncheon in the historic Villard Ballroom of the New York Palace. Other highlights included the dinner dance cruise around Manhattan on the Yacht Infinity for AMWA's 98th Anniversary Gala.
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Remember AMWA's successful 98th anniversary
AMWA
Relive the excitement of AMWA's 98th Anniversary Meeting by sharing photographs of these moments from our Facebook page. Prints can also be ordered from Pictage. A special thanks to Mary Ellen Morrow, for donating her superb photography in memory of her mother and past AMWA president, Dr. Laura Morrow.
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Living streaming of Oliver Sacks interview — TONIGHT
Danielle Ofri
Tune in tonight, April 3, at 6 p.m. Eastern to watch the live stream of "Physicians as Writers." Oliver Sacks, interviewed onstage by Danielle Ofri, will discuss the fundamental connections between clinical practice and storytelling, and other adventures in medicine.

The program at NYU is sold out, but will be broadcast live on the NYU Medical Humanities website. Click here to listen.

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POLICY & ADVOCACY


Sequester threatens medical education and patient care
Atlanta Business Chronicle
While we don't know the full extent of sequestration's impact, we know that, on a national level, we are facing approximately $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts for the remaining seven months of fiscal year 2013.
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What makes a medical school great?
The Atlantic
The medical school interview season has just concluded. Each year, approximately 45,000 students vie for approximately 20,000 first-year positions at U.S. M.D.-granting medical schools. Most of these students will not have gained admission, and if they wish to become physicians they will need to seek medical education outside the U.S., pursue an alternate degree such as a D.O., or improve their grade point averages and test scores and apply again next year. At the other end of the spectrum, many fortunate students face the task of choosing between multiple schools.
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Female science blogger stuns fans
CBS News
VideoBriefThousands of followers on a science-related Facebook page reacted to the creator's gender. Science blogger Elise Andrew and "CBS This Morning" contributor Michio Kaku discuss sexism in the field of science.
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See related story: Sexism in science? No kidding. (DNA News)


Stronger economy stimulates doctor turnover
American Medical News
With improving housing and investment markets, physicians are feeling more financially free to make changes they have contemplated because of health reform.
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New med school wants to fortify primary doctor ranks
NPR
VideoBriefUnder the Affordable Care Act, millions more people with insurance may be headed to the doctor's office. That means the medical system will need more doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare workers to meet the demand. Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., is one of about a dozen new medical schools cropping up, and it's spending $100 million just to get up and running.
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What does 'Married to Medicine' say about black female doctors?
The Atlantic
In the United States, less than 4 percent of practicing physicians are African American. As of 2010, only 18,533 — less than 2 percent — were both black and female. And as of recently, two star alongside doctors' wives on Bravo's new reality series, "Married to Medicine."
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SCHOLARSHIPS & FUNDING


NHSC Scholarship Program open to applicants
NHSC
March 21 marked the opening of the 2013 National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program application cycle. The application cycle will remain open through May 14. The Application and Program Guidance can be found on the NHSC website and contains all of the requirements and program details.
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What makes a medical school great?
The Atlantic
The medical school interview season has just concluded. Each year, approximately 45,000 students vie for approximately 20,000 first-year positions at U.S. M.D.-granting medical schools.

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Pregnant without a policy in graduate school
The New York Times
Is a pregnant medical student "not a bad idea?" That's how Anna Jesus, writing for the Sunday Review, described one attending surgeon's response to a discussion of her decision to get pregnant while in medical school.

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AMWA's 98th annual meeting a huge success
AMWA
AMWA's 98th annual meeting in New York City was an unparalleled success! The speaker roster featured America's most accomplished physicians, all leaders within their field. We were sold out at this packed event which featured top-quality CME sessions, mentoring programs and 50 poster presentations.

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NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH


More evidence shows hormone therapy may increase breast cancer risk
HealthDay News
Women who take hormone therapy that includes estrogen and progestin are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and dying from it, especially if they start taking the therapy just as menopause begins, a new analysis confirms.
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Study hints vitamin D might help curb high blood pressure
NPR
VideoBriefWe've heard many claims in the past decade — and much debate — about the role of vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of conditions as varied as brittle bones, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia. Now researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have what they think may be another tantalizing lead: Their study suggests moderate doses of vitamin D supplements might help reduce high blood pressure.
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