American Association for Women Radiologists – AAWR
The Association was founded in 1981 to: provide a forum for issues unique to women in radiology, radiation oncology and related professions; sponsor programs that promote opportunities for women; and facilitate networking among members and other professionals.
Recently, a second-year Radiology resident remarked to me that while she was interviewing for an Orthopedic Surgery residency position (before seeing the light), she was asked about her marital status and inclination toward childbearing (particularly during her residency). Like Orthopedics, Radiology is male-dominated. Perhaps like you, I had naively believed that we had moved well beyond those illegal and gender-unfriendly questions. That appears not to be the case, however.
Career Advancement: Teaching, Presentation, Publication, Negotiation
The AAWR recognizes the achievements of AAWR Members who have influenced others by their teaching, clinical care and/or research, and leadership in radiology. AAWR honors radiology and radiation oncology residents who have demonstrated outstanding efforts in clinical care, teaching, research and/or public service.
The AAWR's mission is to assist its Members in building a successful career through the development of leadership and negotiation skills, improving teaching and presentation skills, balancing work and family life.