Federation of Medical Women of Canada
The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is a national organization committed to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians and to the promotion of the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in society at large. Founded in Ottawa in 1924, the Federation has over 2000 members (1998), composed of practising physicians and medical students. It is an independent member of the Medical Women's International Association and has been affiliated with the CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION since 1964. The major scholarship fund is named for Dr. Maude ABBOTT, a founding member.