Q: What is the Consortium?
The Chicago AMWA Consortium is a non-profit membership association comprised of women’s physicians /resident and medical students in Chicagoland private practices, clinics and academic healthcare institutions.
Its mission is to benefit its member by providing positive avenues of communication, collaboration and guidance that help members to:
1. Enhance the recruitment, retention and promotion of women physicians and
2. Support the building, implementation and continued relevancy of women's health programming in the Chicagoland area
Q: Who can join the Consortium?
Any women physician/medical student / resident or allied health professional in the Chicagoland area is welcome to join the Chicago AMWA Consortium.
All members have the opportunity to:
Participate on or chair CAC committees, such as Programming and Professional Development , Community Outreach, Public Relations and Social Media, Membership Committee.
Community Outreach Committee – The Community Outreach Committee identifies charitable/philanthropic organizations that are aligned with the CAC’s mission and with which the CAC would like to be affiliated. This Committee also is the main liason with Chicago-area medical schools and AMWA Student Chapters for outreach efforts in the respective communities where the medical schools are located.
Membership Committee – The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting new members to the CAC, and following up with members for renewal of their CAC membership. The Committee is also responsible for providing the annual “Year in Review” report to highlight the benefits by membership in the CAC and the use of dues paid by each member.
Programming/Professional Development Committee – The Programming/Professional Development Committee is charged with creating and implementing programming for the Chicago AMWA Consortium including an event every 6-8 weeks for CAC members’ in the format of a networking or educational event. The Committee often invites speakers or other guests to speak at the programming events to educate the members on various professional topics.
Q: Is the Consortium open to non-allied health professionals and non physicians?
No - only physicians, medical students and residents, or allied health professionals are able to join the Chicago AMWA Consortium.
However, we do work with consulting firms and businesses related to women’s health –sponsor joint events and programs in which non physicians are able to attend. In addition, there are a number of partnerships and sponsorships opportunities for outside entities to support the Consortium.
Q: What kinds of programs does the Chicago AMWA Consortium develop and sponsor?
The Chicago AMWA Consortium has a wide variety of programming designed to appeal to women physicians with all levels of experience. Below is a partial listing and description of past presentations and workshops in which AMWA has partnered with the Westside Institute for Science and Education (WISE) of the Jesse Brown VA in Chicago.
1. The Women's Record: Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Women - Presented by the Union League Club of Chicago Military Affairs Subcommittee's Yellow Ribbon Council
2. When Your Home of Record is Wrecked - TBI and PTSD in Women: A Major Issue Facing our Returning Veterans." This program was funded by: HHS, Office of Women's Health (HHS Region V) in partnership with the American Medical Women’s Association and WISE.
AMWA’s American Women’s Hospital Service and the RUSH Global Health section presented the Rush Global Health Symposium 2014. The focus of the Global Health week was our military veterans and the medical and psychological needs that many face upon returning from war and re-entry.
AMWA, the Rush Global Health Section in collaboration with UIC" S Global Health Program welcomed Engeye clinic manager – Welcome Engeye Clinic Manager from Uganda - www.engeye.org
Education and Training Programs
Mini-Course - Law and Veterans Issues: Policy Challenges and Best Practices
The University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy in partnership with AMWA discussed policy regarding our returning veterans and the impact of TBI and PTSD in our veterans.
Q: How much does it cost to join?
Annual membership dues are based on a sliding scale depending on the level of training and or category.
Please see our membership application form for more information.
___ Regular Chicago AMWA Consortium Physician Member - $125/year
___ National AMWA Physician Member - $ 100/year
___ Discounted & Non-Physician Member - $75/year (includes retired, part-time, and allied health care professionals )
___ Resident Member - $50 for entire residency
___ Medical/Graduate Student Member - $25 for entire years of Medical school
___ Undergraduate Pre-Med Student Member - $15
Q: What are the benefits for membership?
Membership in the Chicago AMWA Consortium provides a unique opportunity for women physicians and physician groups, to actively participate in a forum with similar organizations, and have an impact on women physicians and their practice groups, within the greater Chicago medical community.
Member benefits include:
1. Members-only programs designed to appeal to women physicians with all levels of experience, featuring speakers from both inside and outside the medical community, and offering training and perspectives on how to be successful in today's healthcare environment;
2. The ability to exchange information, network and share the positive efforts and successes of a diverse group of practices in Chicago.
3. Ideas and guidance for enhancing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women physicians and their initiatives within their practice/organization and communities.
4. Opportunities to support the building, implementation and continued relevancy of woman’s health initiatives in practices, organizations;
5. Opportunities to help the Chicago AMWA Consortium to support and guide efforts and practices that help develop women physicians in all stages of their career to their fullest potential.
Please see our membership application for more information.
Q: Do you prorate the dues for those who join mid-year?
For new members, we prorate dues on a quarterly basis. We prorate to encourage new members to join the Consortium mid-year.
Q: What are the benefits to becoming a Sponsor?
The Chicago AMWA Consortium is a unique opportunity to reach a group of talented physicians in the Chicago medical community. The Consortium is a great way to reach key audiences with messages about your services or organization. If you are looking for ways to incorporate trusted healthcare information and diversity and inclusion initiatives into your outreach and organizations efforts, consider supporting the Consortium.
Sponsor benefits include:
• Opportunities for recognition at a wide variety of Consortium events featuring speakers and individuals from inside and outside the medical community at the local and national level.
• The opportunity to support a Consortium - the only one of its kind in Chicago - bringing women physicians together to provide leadership to each other and service to the Chicagoland community.
• For more information about becoming a sponsor of the Chicago AMWA Consortium please contact us at AMWAChiefDiversity@gmail.com