2020-21 WPS Priorities

Empower women physicians to take an active role in organized medicine

  • TMA board, council, and committee leadership training
  • Advocacy training
  • Providing support for physician involvement in the AMA Women Physicians Section 

Create diverse paths to leadership for women physicians 

  • Mentoring and sponsorship training 
  • Negotiation skills 
  • Career path planning

Encourage systemic culture change throughout medical and professional settings related to gender equity

  • Gender pay parity 
  • Implicit (unconscious) bias in the workplace 
  • Parental leave policies 

Develop and support an impactful, unified network of women physicians and allies through the facilitation of educational and networking events at the state and county levels

  • Dedicated networking events at TMA conferences
  • County-level women physician events
  • Regional, multi-county women physician events

Bring awareness to public health issues and policies that disproportionately affect women and marginalized populations through the development of position papers and policy and advocacy initiatives

  • Mental health access
  • Domestic violence prevention
  • Caregiver burnout

Address and support physician wellness through programming and the development of policy and advocacy initiatives

  • Physician burnout
  • Physician suicide prevention
  • Patient advocacy

Last Updated On

March 29, 2021

Originally Published On

February 26, 2021