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Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

Medical students

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession - addresses a barrier going into a healthcare profession


IGNITE is a program created by women physicians for women medical students to prevent burnout early in their career paths. The two main components of the program are: 1) a free, live lecture series with sessions that cover topics that aren't covered in the traditional medical school curriculum, to help medical students develop skills to succeed in their careers; and 2) a small group and one-on-one coaching program for medical schools across the country. The physician-led coaching prioritizes personal development of self-worth, confidence, and security in a safe environment. The coaching also helps participants increase their abilities to advocate for themselves and for others, and it lasts for 6 weeks.

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