Founded in 1992

Tucson Society of Women Physicians (TSWP) was founded in 1992 by Susan Kalota, MD. The organization provides a forum for female physicians to come together on a regular basis to learn, network, mentor, and give back to our community.

Our first endowment was created in 2002 and the grant is in place to assist female medical students attending the UofA. At the end of each year, we also donate to various local charities (depending on funds).

Our meetings involve an educational lecture and are held on a weeknight every other month. Meetings include dinner and wine. Lecture topics are often medical…but sometimes not! For instance, we recently hosted a hands-on women’s self defense class. One of our most popular meetings was a presentation by a therapist with group participation about “Burnout in Women Physicians”.

We have a Board comprised of Officers and Members-at-Large. The Board is responsible for overall policy, meeting planning, and deciding each year’s philanthropic donations.

Membership dues are:

  • $200 per year
  • $175 (discounted $25) if paid before February 1st
  • $75 Pay Per Meeting (nonmember): will be credited towards dues if you join
  • $40 Physicians in Training (resident/intern/medical student) per meeting: if you attend the meeting, the payment will be refunded