American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

Statement of Purpose and Organization/Mission:

  • To empower women in medicine to take a leadership role in the future of healthcare

  • To learn about opportunities at the state and national level that our AMWA students can participate in to show our support for women in medicine

  • To encourage both men and women to be a part of our group and learn more about AMWA's impact in healthcare

National AMWA Mission Statement:

The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.

Club Activities Spring 2021:

  • Guest Speaker Lunch Talk - Women in Medicine: date pending

Plans for Fall 2021:

  • Women in Surgery Dinner Event: date pending

  • Identifying Human Trafficking as a Medical Professional: date pending

Club Leadership

President: Sarah Meskal,

Vice-President: Manrit Gill,

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Linda Nelson

Contact Email:

Associated Websites

Please visit the AMWA national website for more information!

Previous Events

Spring 2020:

  • AMWA/PATH LIFT: Learn, Identify, Fight Trafficking: Jan

Fall 2019:

  • Moms in Medicine Lunch Panel: October 11

Spring 2018:

  • Women in Male-Dominated Specialties Lunch Panel

  • Physicians Against Human Trafficking (PATH) Lunch Talk

Club Activities 2017:

Fall 2017:

  • Region 8 Conference, Women and Mentorship, September 16th, 2017

  • Days for Girls Fundraiser, Lanyard Beading Event, October 24th, 2017

Check back for updated events & dates!


TED talk by Alyson McGregor. "Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women"

Movie "Miss Representation"

PATH-AMWA: Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans

One initiative of AMWA is PATH, which was founded in 2014, to educate physicians, residents, and medical students about issues surrounding sex trafficking. Through the UA COMPHX, we host seminars educating students on the legal and social issues and how to combat this in the office and clinical setting.

For more information:

For more resources and education materials: Education and Resources link

2017 Region 8 AMWA Conference Speakers and Leaders: