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Miss Representation

July 22, 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out to watch and discuss the documentary Miss Representation on July 19th! What an incredible film and conversation.

For those who could not make it, check out The Representation Project for information on this documentary, their new film, The Mask You Live In, and other great resources.

3rd Annual Symposium for Advocates of Women Physician Scientists

April 6, 2016

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Symposium for Advocates of Women Physician Scientists, to be held in Charleston, SC at the Medical University of South Carolina on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 8 am to 5 pm. The symposium will be followed by an optional networking happy hour and dinner, so we encourage you to plan to stay for the evening.

Please register for the Symposium HERE by April 15th.

Please contact Jamie Mills ( with any questions or concerns.

UNC & Duke Advocates for MD-PhD Women in Science thank the Kenan-Biddle Partnership for their support!

November 10, 2015
Melodi, Amy, and Audrey presenting at the Kenan-Biddle Poster Session. Kate created the group’s poster.

On October 27th the UNC & Duke AMPWIS leadership had the opportunity to thank the Kenan-Biddle Partnership donors in person at the annual Poster Session. It was a fantastic experience to meet the individuals who support our joint endeavor, and we hope to have the opportunity to work with them all in the future.

Our project’s poster can be found HERE.

Working with Policymakers

October 8, 2015

As both physicians and scientists, we will all be in positions to use our expertise to make positive social change through our research, our delivery of patient care, and through political activism.

If you are interested in learning how to become involved in public policy, please join UNC and Duke AMPWIS on October 29th at 7pm at Kelly Orgel’s home. We are honored to have NC Representative Verla Insko, and former NC Senator Ellie Kinnaird  join us for the conversation to educate us all on how to work with policymakers for political change.

Event page HERE. Event flier HERE. We hope you can join us for this incredible opportunity!


NIH Women in Science Newsletter Highlights AMPWIS!

September 28, 2015

The NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers sponsors a Women in Science Newsletter featuring recent research, a scientist spotlight, an institutional spotlight & current news and reports. In the September issue UNC was highlighted as an institution working towards equality through the BIRCWH program, UNC AMPWIS, and UNC WISE! Way to go UNC!!

You can find the September 2015 Advances & Insights: Women in Science Newsletter HERE.

Excellent Discussion on the Equal Rights Amendment!

September 2, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for a lively discussion on the history of the ERA, the reawakening of the movement, and what it would mean if the ERA were to be ratified as part of the constitution. Thanks particularly to UNC’s own Dr. Rachel Seidman, who expertly provided the movement background and led the discussion.

The Equal Rights Amendment

  • Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
  • Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
  • Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

Second Annual Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science – A great success!

July 6, 2015
Second Annual Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science hosted at Duke - Group Photo of students from 6 universities
Second Annual Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science

Hosted by Duke AMPWIS on May 16, 2015, the second symposium was a phenomenal day of career development and networking. With 27 students from 6 different MD-PhD programs (UNC, Duke, MUSC, UVA, VCU, Johns Hopkins), it was great to see both new and returning faces from last year’s symposium. Attendees learned how to build high valued relationships, a formula for success as a physician scientist and as a women in power, practiced their elevator pitches, presented their exciting research, and received a book on effective leadership. We are already excited for next year’s Symposium at MUSC on May 14, 2016!!!

Health Policy & Patient Advocacy: Medical Student Essentials

April 8, 2015

Want to get more involved with health policy and patient advocacy but aren’t sure where to start? If so, please join UNC & Duke AMPWIS on May 4th at 7pm in Bondurant G074 for an exciting and informative workshop led by Dr. Sue Tolleson-Rinehart and Dr. Beat Steiner with guest MD/PhD student Tilden Hagan on the essentials of healthcare policy and working with legislators.

To assist in our event planning, a survey on US government and politics will be provided prior to the event via email and posted on the EVENT PAGE.

Please RSVP HERE  and indicate your side item contribution.

This is going to be a great event! We hope you all can join us!

UNC Advocates for Inclusion in Medicine and Science is a student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which has been founded for the purpose of promoting the success, recognition, and excellence of women and minorities in academic medicine and medical research. Further, we seek to understand the underrepresentation of women and minorities in MD-PhD programs and advocate for their success. We strive to achieve these goals through: Educating our peers and community on the barriers faced by women and minorities in academic medicine and research through article discussions and book clubs Providing our members with practical career development skills through workshops Creating vertical professional networks to foster mentor and sponsor relationships with successful faculty Mentoring current undergraduates to encourage more women and minorities to pursue dual degree careers Creating peer networks to facilitate future collaborations and support through an annual Southeast Symposium. Through these activities we hope to stimulate thought, discussion, and start a conversation on what we can all do to change the status quo. While this group is focused on the MD-PhD career track, our events are open to all graduate and medical students.