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Events Calendar

AMWA Annual Meeting
The New York
Palace Hotel
New York
March 15-17, 2013

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


Women constitute one-third of nation's doctor, lawyer ranks
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Women account for a third of the nation's lawyers and doctors, a major shift from a generation ago when those professions were occupied almost exclusively by men, new Census figures show. Women's share of jobs in the legal and medical fields climbed during the past decade even as their share of the overall workforce stalled at slightly less than half. More

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Join us at AMWA's 98th Anniversary Meeting in New York City next March!
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Strategic Success for Women in Medicine
March 15-17, 2013
The New York Palace
New York City

This meeting will be the preeminent meeting in the United States for women in medicine. Come and join us for a weekend of education, rejuvenation and reflection at The New York Palace, a stunning five-star hotel in the heart of Manhattan. High-quality CME sessions will keep you abreast of new changes within the field of medicine, with a special focus on gender specific medicine and women's health. You will also gain practical insights regarding medical legal issues, negotiation, career advancement, practice management and career-life balance. There will be abundant opportunities for mentoring and networking. A special dinner cruise along the Hudson River will celebrate AMWA's 98th anniversary in style. Take advantage of the heavily discounted registration fees and save $100 by registering before the end of the year.

Poster applications are being accepted through Jan. 14.

Plenary Keynote — Dr. Nancy Andrews, Dean and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Duke University School of Medicine

Special guest speaker — Calvin Trillin, New York Times best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer

For more information, including our list of distinguished faculty, or to register, please visit

Nominations due for AMWA's Annual Awards
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Help AMWA recognize exceptional contributions by women in medicine for their leadership, scientific research, women's health work, mentorship or service to AMWA. Nominees need not be AMWA members. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 22. More

  Scholarships & Funding

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowships Program — Applications due Dec. 22
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The Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Consortium provides a new opportunity in global health research training for selected junior faculty, fellows and scholars. This global health fellowship program is an 11-month mentored clinical research training program for pre- and postdoctoral candidates, and is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center and several of the individual NIH institutes such as the National Cancer Institute and Office of Research for Women's Health. More

  Policy & Advocacy

Medical school students shun primary care as demand rises
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More than three-quarters of U.S. medical students continue to shun primary care for higher-paying specialties, setting the stage for a shortage of doctors as the population ages and healthcare expands, a study found. More

Some students take winding path to medical school
The Oregonian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With an average age of 26 — three years older than the national average — many recent students entering Oregon Health & Science University's School of Medicine started careers far different from medicine. Among the 132 first-year students are a lawyer, a neuroscientist, a vice president of Visa, a journalist, military veterans, teachers, nurses and world-class athletes. A little more than half are women. More

AMA pushes for more graduate medical education training
Wichita Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Graduate medical education residency slots are in short supply, but the number of medical students needing that training continues to climb. It's creating a backlog that could become more problematic as the number of physicians is projected to decrease nationwide by 100,000 over the next 15 years. More

Power naps fire up doctors-in-training
MedPage Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Protected sleep hours for medical residents increased overnight sleep duration and alertness the next morning, researchers found. Interns — a mixed group of PGY-1 residents and medical student subinterns — with mandated sleep periods got significantly more rest, were significantly less likely to have sleepless call nights and were more alert after nights with protected sleep hours, according to researchers. More

Doctors turn to social media for medical information
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Social media has gained traction among doctors who use various social media platforms to stay on top of the latest medical findings and confer with fellow doctors. A new survey shows that about 1 in 4 physicians uses social media daily or multiple times a day to scan or explore medical information, and 14 percent use social media each day to contribute new information, according to an oncologist at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. More

  News in Women's Health

For aggressive breast cancer, chemo may work better in the young
HealthDay News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Younger women with aggressive breast cancers often benefit more than older women when they undergo early, pre-operative chemotherapy, a new study finds. More

'Morning after' pill advocates want age rules revisited
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefIt's been one year since Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius decided not to lift the age restrictions on availability of the so-called morning-after pill, Plan B. But now, with the election safely behind them, backers of the pill are hoping the administration may be willing to revisit the issue. More

Novel breast screening technology increases diagnostic accuracy
Oncology Nurse Advisor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Adding three-dimensional breast imaging — tomosynthesis — to standard digital mammography significantly increases the diagnostic accuracy of radiologists while reducing the rate of false positive recalls. More


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