West Hollywood, California, September 17, 2007 - In recent years the medical profession has seen a dramatic rise in the number of women physicians; a trend which brings both professional and personal challenges. MomMD.com, a leading online site for women in medicine, and the American Medical Women's Association, the voice and vision of women in medicine since 1915, recently formed an online partnership to support those who are balancing a medical career and children.
"Together MomMD and the AMWA have over 23,000 members, and our partnership will enable current and future members of both associations to benefit from a vast array of personal and professional resources," said Sethina Edwards, president and founder of MomMD.com. "As an established and world-renowned association, AMWA offers members mentoring support, meetings, a weekly bulletin, and many other benefits. Founded in 1999, MomMD is a newer online association offering the advantages of social networking and professional support. We actively encourage our members to join the AMWA; likewise, the AMWA directs their members to our site for further support and services, such as discussion forums and immediate contact with other women in medicine."
"While women are entering medical school in nearly equal numbers to men, they still face many personal and professional challenges as they begin their medical careers, particularly in certain specialties," said Diana Galindo, President of AMWA. " As a women-centered medical association, AMWA helps women physicians meet the unique challenges that come with being a parent while maintaining a career in medicine."
AMWA has a long history of advancing women in medicine and improving women's health. AMWA members receive a wide array of benefits, including discounts on meetings, educational seminars, online CME, car rental and books, as well as customized insurance and an AMWA credit card. Membership dues and contributions enable AMWA to make a difference in the personal and professional lives of its members. MomMD offers free membership to its users and provides job listings, resources, forums, educational information, products & services, career advice, medical news and information for women in medicine. MomMD connects female physicians, residents, medical students and premeds across the world. They have over 20,000 pages of articles and discussion forum posts on everything, from becoming a physician to having a child.