For nearly a century, the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) has been committed to the advancement of women in medicine. Although the number of women choosing careers in medicine has grown substantially, there has not been a commensurate increase in the percentage of women in senior leadership positions. To redress this situation, AMWA has carried out ambitious advocacy efforts including research, constituency building, mentoring, leadership development, and policy reform to enable environmental and institutional transformation.
The LSU Health Shreveport Chapter of AMWA was chartered in 2015 by a small group of dedicated students who wanted to create a community passionate about women in health professions, while also impacting the community at large by addressing issues related to women's health. Our Branch consists of Medical Students, Residents, and Physicians from LSU Health Shreveport.
To find out the benefits of joining AMWA, click one of the links below to visit our national site.
“Girls Only: A Workshop on Growing Up”
LSU Health Shreveport’s chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association hosts annually, “Girls Only: A Workshop on Growing Up” for girls ages 9-12. Puberty can be a confusing time, but learning about it doesn't have to be. This educational presentation is for girls maturing and for their parents to help them cope with this transition. We talk about the process of maturation, provide them with basic supplies and promote health conscious hygiene and nutrition.