Being involved with AWDS has really helped me in many ways. I initially joined because I do not have medical school friends in Singapore (I am from Australia and lack a university-derived peer group) and the AWDS lady-docs are a pretty friendly bunch. I enjoyed the sense of fellowship that came with each AWDS meeting. I have also benefited from professional networking opportunities, such as working with an amazing AWDS friend, and receiving medical advice from the different specialities represented by the AWDS members.
For example, when I was fortunate to become a mother, my ever-supportive O+G was one of my AWDS friends and I received beyond expert care! These ladies are a great group, and I value the friendship I have found with them. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that some of them are intense over-achievers, outrageously successful, and put mere mortals to shame!!