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SAVE THE DATE — AMWA Meeting 2014
AMWA's 99th Anniversary Meeting — March 14-16, 2014
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Call for Posters — deadline Jan. 31, 2014
Advocacy Day — March 13, 2014
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As 2013 comes to a close, AMWA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the AMWA NewsFlash a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 2, 2014.
For women, things really haven't changed — even in medical school
From Jan. 14, 2013: Third-year medical student Brooke Sachs writes: "My male colleagues treated me as an equal. There was no apparent Boys Club in the common room, nor did the male doctors treat the female students as less knowledgeable or hard working than our male peers. We were all equals. A year on, I'm not so sure."
5 miracles of Dr. Carol Warfield's $7 million gender bias settlement
By Dr. Linda Brodsky
From March 6, 2013: Therein lies the implications for the countless other women physicians who face gender discrimination, harassment and physician targeting. These are the extraordinary facts — one might even call them miracles — of this case.
Pregnant without a policy in graduate school
The New York Times
From March 4, 2013: 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. Faced with a form of limited fertility, she and her husband decided to go ahead and try to conceive rather than waiting for her to establish her career.
What does the future of medical education look like? 5 schools offer some clues
From June 18, 2013: Medical schools have been preparing for the changes healthcare reform is bringing. Many have framed their education around iPads and other tablets, and are encouraging more of their students to focus on primary care as physician shortages are expected to worsen.
Nurse practitioners, doctors in tug-of-war over patients
From March 7, 2013: The nation's 155,000 nurse practitioners are caught in a tug-of-war with doctors over who will provide basic primary care for the 30 million U.S. citizens set to get health insurance under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Medical school enrollment forecast tempered by residency concerns
From May 6, 2013: Medical schools will boost enrollment 30 percent by 2017 to ease the nation's physician shortage, but that won't do much good if the federal government won't provide funding to expand residency slots, a new survey of the nation's medical school deans finds.
Work by female scientists gets judged more harshly
From April 22, 2013: Gender plays a role in how researchers perceive the work of other scientists, according to a new study.
7 surprising health conditions that affect women more than men
The Huffington Post
From Aug. 5, 2013: There are also a slew of health problems are far less likely to be recognized as issues disproportionately impacting women, which means many struggle to get help and answers — for months and even years at a time.
Female doctors more positive than males
Healthcare Finance News
From April 15, 2013: In a profession full of flux and uncertainty, America's physicians say they are generally not a happy lot. But female physicians do seem to be a bit less miserable overall, according to a recent study by The Physicians Foundation.
Match Day: More medical graduates entering primary care
From March 15, 2013: The number of medical students committing to primary care rather than specialties increased for the fourth straight year in the largest "match program" in history, a report says.
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