American College of Physicians and American Medical Women's Association announce affiliate membership agreement

September is Women in Medicine Month

Philadelphia, September 15, 2014 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) today announced an affiliate membership agreement. ACP members can become AMWA Affiliate Members as part of their ACP membership and at no additional charge under this new umbrella agreement.

"ACP is pleased to be the first organization to offer our members AMWA Affiliate Member status," said David Fleming, MD, FACP, president, ACP. "This inaugural AMWA program will help to create a network of women physician leaders."

Benefits of AMWA Affiliate Membership include access to AMWA publications, opportunities to gain national leadership experience on one of AMWA's committees, networking, mentoring, and special discounts to AMWA local and national events.

"AMWA is thrilled that ACP recognizes the importance of supporting the career development of women physicians and health professionals," said Farzanna Haffizulla, MD, FACP, president, AMWA. "This new affiliate member program will foster additional opportunities for ACP members through mentorship, leadership development, and networking for women physicians."

Both ACP and AMWA will celebrate their 100th anniversaries in 2015.

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

About the American Medical Women's Association
The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is an organization that functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. Founded in 1915, AMWA is the oldest multi-specialty organization of women in medicine. AMWA's programs help provide leadership, advocacy, education, mentoring and strategic alliances. As the vision and voice of women in medicine for nearly a century, AMWA empowers women to lead in improving health for all, within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women. Follow AMWA on Twitter and Facebook.