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Young MWIA

The Young MWIA’s (yMWIA) full name is Special Interest Group for Young Female Doctors and Medical Students. It is an opportunity for the younger members of the profession to meet and discuss issues relevant to their stage in their careers. More information you will find here.

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The goals of MWIA are as follows:

  • To promote the communication and cooperation of Medical Women regardless of race, religion or political views in order to develop friendship and understanding between Medical Women throughout the world.
  • To actively work against gender related inequalities in the medical profession between female and male doctors including career opportunities and economical aspects.
  • To offer medical women the opportunity to meet upon questions concerning the health and well-being of humanity.

There are four types of membership within the Association:

a. Affiliated National Associations
b. Individual Members
c. Honorary Members
d. Members of Honour

All Medical Women qualified according to the accepted standard of the medical profession in their own country are eligible for membership. It is also a requisite that all qualified Medical Women of the country (National Association) must be eligible for membership irrespective of race, religion or political opinion. Members of Honour and Honorary Membership is awarded any woman, who has rendered to the medical profession such signal service as to merit recognition.

You must be a fully-qualified medical doctor and a member of your National Medical Women’s Association. Where there is no national association you may interest colleagues in forming one in your country.

Or you may join as an Individual Member if there is no National Medical Women’ s Association in your country.

The dues are set at 8 Swiss francs per member. National assoications can also pay in Euro or US dollars and, based on the current exchange rates (July 2013) , the fees would be about 7 Euros/per person or 8.40 US Dollars/per person, respectively. Individual member’s dues are 25 Swiss francs or about 26 US dollars.

There are opportunities such as free training courses for members and also regional meetings as well as a triennial world congress.