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American Medical Association Women in Medicine
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Top half of button is dark green with small white text. Bottom half of button is white with large dark green text. The first letter on the bottom half, a W, is very large.

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The American Medical Association celebrates Women in Medicine during September. It provides a platform to showcase the accomplishments of all women physicians, residents, and medical students. They provide support to women physicians and also highlight health issues that affect female patients. The organization focuses on the needs and concerns of women physicians and brings visibility to the work of the AMA Women Physicians Section. The AMA is committed to equality and diversity in the medical field. Currently, 36% of the workforce are female physicians, compared to only 6% in 1950. Women of color make up 12.6% of women physicians, with the number growing steadily. In 2018, Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, became the first African American woman to be elected as the president of the American Medical Association.

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American Medical Association. (2021). Women in medicine. https://www.ama-assn.org/member-groups-sections/women-physicians/women-m...

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