• AMWA’s Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal
    Vol 8 No 1 (2021)

    The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) uses the services of the Medical Student Press to publish winning and honorably mentioned submissions to the Linda Brodsky Essay Award.

    Dr. Linda Brodsky was a pediatric otolaryngologist in Buffalo, NY and a lifetime member of AMWA. She had been a role model and mentor to many physicians throughout her career. In 2000, she became an activist for fair treatment of women physicians, after winning a lawsuit against her university and local hospital for pay discrimination. Through her business, WomenMDResources, she helped women physicians “get the jobs they want, the pay they deserve, and not become prisoners of their careers.†She was co-chair of the AMWA Gender Equity Task Force with Dr. Gebhard in 2013, but passed away unexpectedly in February of 2014. 

    The 2020-2021 prompt:

    2020 has been a challenging year. Please reflect on your experience by answering one of the two prompts:

    1. COVID-19 has an ongoing impact on the socioeconomic and physical health of not only patients, but also providers. The pandemic has also made health care disparities more apparent. What are your personal reflections on the pandemic as it pertains to medicine and what are the lessons you have learned this past year? 
    2. The loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, and numerous other innocent Black lives to police brutality is tragic. Students, particularly our Black student members, have been expected to continue their clinical and academic duties while attempting to process these traumatic events and while living in fear for their own lives as well as the lives of their loved ones. Racism is wide spread and we, in medicine, are not immune. How do you plan to continue the antiracism dialogue and how will you combat racism as a future physician?

    The winner of the AMWA Linda Brodsky MD Essay Award for 2020-2021 is Tiffany Ramos. Congratulations!

  • AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal
    Vol 7 No 1 (2020)

    From Dr. Roberta Gerhard, AMWA Immediate Past President 2020-2021:

    It’s hard to believe that this is the seventh edition of the Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal and that Dr. Brodsky has been gone for six years now.  The AMWA Gender Equity Task Force carries on in her memory and works tirelessly in her honor, towards a fair and equitable workplace for everyone in healthcare.

    I would like to thank the medical students who have submitted their essays about racism, sexism and/or homophobia. I would especially like to congratulate Alyssa Brown from the University of Louisville School of Medicine on her first place essay “The Unwritten Rules of Women in Medicine “. She describes how women in medicine are judged by different set of standards than men made a call for “dismantling the thought that there are an extra set of rules for women in medicine “.   Alyssa has been an active AMWA student member and we appreciate her leadership.

    So let’s power on towards Dr. Brodsky‘s goal of gender equity in medicine and ask ourselves “How can we make a stronger medical community to help counteract micro aggressions?“

    2019-2020 Prompt:
    As AMWA members, we recognize and celebrate the diversity of our membership.
    It is our differences that enable us to spark change and provide better care for our patient populations. Unfortunately, many of us have personally experienced or witnessed actions or remarks that have worked to make us feel excluded from the medical community. Please share an experience you have had or witnessed in which a racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive comment was made. How did it make you feel? How did you and others who witness it respond? How can we make a stronger medical community to help counteract micro-aggressions?

  • AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal
    Vol 6 No 1 (2019)

    The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) uses the services of the Medical Student Press to publish honorably mentioned submissions to the Linda Brodsky Essay Award.

    Dr. Linda Brodsky was a pediatric otolaryngologist in Buffalo, NY and a lifetime member of AMWA. She had been a role model and mentor to many physicians throughout her career. In 2000, she became an activist for fair treatment of women physicians, after winning a lawsuit against her university and local hospital for pay discrimination. Through her business, WomenMDResources, she helped women physicians “get the jobs they want, the pay they deserve, and not become prisoners of their careers.†She was co-chair of the AMWA Gender Equity Task Force with Dr. Gebhard in 2013, but passed away in February of 2014 after sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall.

     

    2018-2019 Prompt:
    As AMWA members, we recognize and celebrate the diversity of our membership. It is our differences that enable us to spark change and provide better care for our patient populations. Unfortunately, many of us have personally experienced or witnessed actions or remarks that have worked to make us feel excluded from the medical community. Please share an experience you have had or witnessed in which a racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive comment was made. How did it make you feel? How did you and others who witness it respond? How can we make a stronger medical community to help counteract micro-aggressions?

  • AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal
    Vol 5 (2018)

    The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) uses the services of the Medical Student Press to publish honorably mentioned submissions to the Linda Brodsky Essay Award.

    Dr. Linda Brodsky was a pediatric otolaryngologist in Buffalo, NY and a lifetime member of AMWA. She had been a role model and mentor to many physicians throughout her career. In 2000, she became an activist for fair treatment of women physicians, after winning a lawsuit against her university and local hospital for pay discrimination. Through her business, WomenMDResources, she helped women physicians “get the jobs they want, the pay they deserve, and not become prisoners of their careers.†She was co-chair of the AMWA Gender Equity Task Force with Dr. Gebhard in 2013, but passed away in February of 2014 after sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall.

    This year's essay prompt was: Write about hardships and/or difficult or challenging situations that you encountered during medical school, that made you question your career path or consider leaving medical school.

  • AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal
    Vol 4 (2017)
    The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) uses the services of the Medical Student Press to publish honorably mentioned submissions to the Linda Brodsky Essay Award.

    Dr. Linda Brodsky was a pediatric otolaryngologist in Buffalo, NY and a lifetime member of AMWA. She had been a role model and mentor to many physicians throughout her career. In 2000, she became an activist for fair treatment of women physicians, after winning a lawsuit against her university and local hospital for pay discrimination. Through her business, WomenMDResources, she helped women physicians “get the jobs they want, the pay they deserve, and not become prisoners of their careers.†She was co-chair of the AMWA Gender Equity Task Force with Dr. Gebhard in 2013, but passed away in February of 2014 after sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall.
  • AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal
    Vol 3 (2016)
    The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) uses the services of the Medical Student Press to publish honorably mentioned submissions to the Linda Brodsky Essay Award.

    Dr. Linda Brodsky was a pediatric otolaryngologist in Buffalo, NY and a lifetime member of AMWA. She had been a role model and mentor to many physicians throughout her career. In 2000, she became an activist for fair treatment of women physicians, after winning a lawsuit against her university and local hospital for pay discrimination. Through her business, WomenMDResources, she helped women physicians “get the jobs they want, the pay they deserve, and not become prisoners of their careers.†She was co-chair of the AMWA Gender Equity Task Force with Dr. Gebhard in 2013, but passed away in February of 2014 after sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall. 

    This year's essay prompt challenged writers to identify a female physician who has been a significant role model or mentor. The competition's winner and honorably mentioned pieces are featured in AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal.
  • AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal
    Vol 2 (2015)
    The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) uses the services of the Medical Student Press to publish honorably mentioned submissions to the Linda Brodsky Essay Award.

    Dr. Linda Brodsky was a pediatric otolaryngologist in Buffalo, NY and a lifetime member of AMWA. She had been a role model and mentor to many physicians throughout her career. In 2000, she became an activist for fair treatment of women physicians, after winning a lawsuit against her university and local hospital for pay discrimination. Through her business, WomenMDResources, she helped women physicians “get the jobs they want, the pay they deserve, and not become prisoners of their careers.†She was co-chair of the AMWA Gender Equity Task Force with Dr. Gebhard in 2013, but passed away in February of 2014 after sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall. 

    This year's essay prompt challenged writers to identify a female physician who has been a significant role model or mentor. The competition's winner and honorably mentioned pieces are featured in AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal.
  • AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal
    Vol 1 (2014)
    The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) uses the services of the Medical Student Press to publish honorably mentioned submissions to the Linda Brodsky Essay Award.

    Dr. Linda Brodsky was a pediatric otolaryngologist in Buffalo, NY and a lifetime member of AMWA. She had been a role model and mentor to many physicians throughout her career. In 2000, she became an activist for fair treatment of women physicians, after winning a lawsuit against her university and local hospital for pay discrimination. Through her business, WomenMDResources, she helped women physicians “get the jobs they want, the pay they deserve, and not become prisoners of their careers.†She was co-chair of the AMWA Gender Equity Task Force with Dr. Gebhard in 2013, but passed away in February of 2014 after sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall. 

    This year's essay prompt challenged writers to identify a female physician who has been a significant role model or mentor. The competition's winner and honorably mentioned pieces are featured in AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal.