Women in STEM

  Each year on Feb. 11, International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated. 2020 marks the fifth annual celebration. This day was created to call attention to the low percentages of females in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-related fields and the discrepancies faced by those who are considered a minority. Below we […]

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Medical Education Present and Future, Part 4: Gender Justice

For the last two weeks our blog has served as a platform to explore the effect diversity is having and will continue to have on medical education. Part 1 covered racial diversity, part 2 covered the globalization of medical education, and part 3 covered socioeconomic representation. To wrap the series up, this post will feature […]

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Female Physicians

Women’s History Month: The Creators of Modern Day Science

Female Creators of Modern Day Science As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we are grateful for having the space to honor so many incredible female physicians. The women we’ve chosen throughout this month have paved the way for other women in medicine. By no means is comprehensive of the multitude of female physicians […]

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Female Physicians, Week 3

Women’s History Month: Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Greatness

Overcoming Obstacles; Achieving Greatness To celebrate the third week of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight female physicians who overcame significant obstacles while pursing their medical education. From dyslexia, to lack of family support, and battling racism as well as sexism, these women conquered more than just their medical degrees while making a lasting […]

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Female Representation in Medicine

Women’s History Month: Female Representation in Medicine

Equality and Female Representation in Medicine For the second week of Women’s History Month, we honor three female physicians who sought equality in medicine. Read their profiles to see how these women used their platforms to encourage change in women’s fashion, provide healthcare to the undeserved, and add positive connotations to the word “immigrant”. Dr. […]

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Women's HIstory Month Week One

Women’s History Month: Social Advocates to Physicians of the 1800’s

Social Advocates to Physicians of the 1800’s Despite its current title–Women’s History Month–the first national celebration began humbly as Women’s History Week in 1981. It wasn’t until 1987 that the petition for a month long celebration was confirmed. Throughout Women’s History Month this March, AMO will honor female physicians of the past and present by […]

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Female IMGs

Watch Them Rise: Female IMGs in the U.S.

Female IMGs practicing medicine in the U.S. has increased significantly from 1990 to 2014 contributing to the supply of U.S. physicians.

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Smiling Female Doctor

Celebrate Women Physicians

1849. A historic year for female physicians as Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman ever to become a physician.  Her efforts blazed the way for women all throughout the country to pursue their medical dreams and take on leadership roles as physicians. This past week, February 3rd, marked what would have been Dr. Blackwell’s […]

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A Lack of Representation for Women in Leadership

A Lack of Female Representation in Healthcare Leadership

Following the same pattern as the majority of other industries, healthcare places a variety of challenges on female physicians, including implicit bias, payment and promotion gaps, and sexual harassment. It’s not shocking, then, that while equal numbers of men and women graduate from medical school, only a small percentage of women doctors become leaders in […]

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Rashida Tlaib Expected to be the First Muslim Woman in Congress

Last Tuesday, Aug. 7, was a remarkable moment for Rashida Tlaib. In the Michigan primary elections, Tlaib beat five other candidates to win the Democratic nomination in Michigan’s 13th   district, which includes the populous city of Detroit. This means she could—and likely will—be the first Muslim woman and first Palestinian-American woman serving in the U.S. […]

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