Thomas Jefferson University

Midwifery & Women's Health
Liz Pickett Midwifery Scholarship Fund


The purpose of the Liz Pickett Midwifery Scholarship Fund is to ease the financial burden of tuition, books, and clinical education for midwifery students. This scholarship is funded by contributions from faculty, alumnae, students and the public. 

Liz Pickett was the first Certified Midwife who graduated from the Midwifery Institute. Liz is a current member of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and practicing midwife in New York. She was able to successfully change hospital bylaws at her first job to enable identical admitting privileges for CNMs and CMs.

Liz graduated from Jefferson Midwifery Institute with an MS in midwifery. She received her BA in Maternal Infant Health from Empire State College. Her professional experiences prior to midwifery include working for a non-profit agency, Maternal-Infant Services Network, as a perinatal health educator. She worked closely with other agencies to create and implement a teen pregnancy prevention program for at risk teens called Birds and the Bees. Liz also worked with expectant families as a childbirth and breastfeeding educator.

As a midwife, Liz has practiced in Federally Qualified Community Health Centers, midwife and physician owned offices, and two hospitals. She precepts midwifery and nurse practitioner students. Liz is the Chair of the Credentials Administration and Reporting committee of the American Midwifery Certification Board.