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AMWA and Beyond Physician Join Forces to Expand Opportunities for Women in Medicine

January 29. 2024, Chicago, IL;  – Beyond Physician, Inc., an on-demand learning academy and marketplace platform exclusively for physicians, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), founded more than 100 years ago to advance women in medicine. This collaboration represents a significant milestone in career development for women physicians by providing an avenue to explore experiences, side gigs, and opportunities that complement clinical expertise. AMWA members may access the BP portal HERE.

Some key aspects of this collaboration include:

  1. Non-Clinical Development Programs: Beyond Physician and AWMA will jointly launch professional development programs tailored to complement career goals and interests. These programs aim to provide entrepreneurship, mentorship, and skills enhancement.
  1. AWMA and Beyond Physician will collaborate on courses to promote more satisfying work-life integration for women in healthcare.
  1. Side Gig Opportunities: Beyond Physician and AWMA will provide guidance and resources for physicians seeking additional income streams or diverse professional experiences to supplement their medical practice, as a means to support women’s career progression.

Both organizations express their enthusiasm for this collaboration in supporting women’s empowerment in healthcare. Trent McCracken, CEO of Beyond Physician says: “Physicians possess unique and valuable skill sets that extend beyond their clinical expertise. This partnership reflects our commitment to helping women physicians learn, earn, and grow to reach their full potential, personally and professionally. We are excited to work with the AWMA members to diversify their skills and showcase their expertise.“

“AMWA seeks opportunities that advance professional growth and leadership of women in healthcare. This partnership with Beyond Physician aligns perfectly with our mission to expand opportunities for women physicians to gain new skills, expertise, and the recognition they deserve. Together, we aim to drive positive change in the healthcare industry,” adds AMWA Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH, AMWA Executive Director.

AMWA’s collaboration with Beyond Physician aims to deliver unprecedented access to on-demand resources for skills enhancement and career diversification. Beneficial at every stage of medicine, this marketplace platform offers a variety of innovative experiences that take clinical expertise beyond patient care. This partnership presents resources to meet the unique needs and personal interests of every individual: women in medicine who are early in their career, established in their field, in medical school, or retirees seeking a new path.

In the changing landscape of healthcare, AMWA seeks continued professional growth for their members. “Beyond Physician presents AMWA members with the flexibility to develop new skills and explore opportunities outside the traditional boundaries of what’s possible in medicine, including an introduction to other sectors like business, law, and finance. I am excited for this partnership to expand the possibilities for women in medicine,” says Kellie Lease Stecher, MD, AMWA member and Beyond Physician Advisor.

When physicians have the opportunity to expand their capabilities and diverse interests, the result can be an infusion of fresh ideas and innovative thinking back to their organizations. This valuable platform promises to lessen the potential for burnout, reinforce the positives of patient care, and encourage a more dynamic and diverse healthcare ecosystem. 

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About Beyond Physician:

Beyond Physician is an on-demand learning academy and marketplace that was built by physicians exclusively for the physician community. The platform allows development of non-clinical skills which provide additional income opportunities to empower and support professional growth, reducing burnout and improving healthcare delivery and patient care. Learn more at beyondphysician.org.

About American Women’s Medical Association  

The American Women’s Medical Association (AMWA) is a professional organization dedicated to advocating for the advancement of women physicians and promoting gender equity in medicine.. Founded in 1915, AWMA provides resources, support, and opportunities for women in healthcare to thrive personally and professionally. Learn more at amwa-doc.org.