Women in Medicine & Science

Women in Medicine & Science (WIMS) at JCESOM is in alliance with the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) in medical schools across the country, through its Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) affiliation. https://www.aamc.org/members/gwims/

Mission: Our mission is focused on advancing the careers of women faculty, residents, and students in the fields of medicine and science, by providing tools and opportunities to succeed in academic medicine.

Purpose: Promote policies, practices, and programs that advance women’s participation and success by:

  • Building a supportive community that will nurture the professional development of current and future women in medicine and science.
  • Advocating for women’s advancement and leadership in education, research, clinical practice, and administration.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and applying data to inform institutional and individual decisions and actions.
  • Developing and disseminating initiatives, resources, mentoring, and professional career development programs.
  • Recognizing women’s accomplishments.
  • Working with AAMC and other medical schools to advance women in medicine and science nationally.

Women Executive Council

The Women Executive Council (WEC) shall function in an advisory capacity to the Office of Faculty Affairs. The council shall guide in program planning and supporting activities related to personal and professional growth of our women faculty, students, and residents at JCESOM. The executive council will meet will meet four (4) times a year on a quarterly schedule. 

Meeting Minutes:
1/29/2013 | 4/9/2013 | 7/16/2013 | 10/8/2013 | 12/3/2013 | 4/11/2014 | 7/11/2014 | 1/16/2015 | 6/26/2015 | 1/13/2017


Journey to Success:
Professional development activity in which participants learn through understanding the career journeys of successful women.  Each featured guest is a woman who has made a great impact in her leadership position, bringing success not only to herself, but to others. In a relaxed conversational format with a facilitator, she will talk about her journey to success and the significant milestones in her personal and professional life.

The program simultaneously celebrates the success of the guest speakers while    allowing the attendees to learn from their journey. WIMS will host approximately four sessions per year. 

Summer 2015 | Photos
Summer 2014 | Photos
Fall 2013 | Photos
Spring 2013

Program Evaluations

Annual WIMS Leadership Forum: Inspire, Engage, Learn and Lead – May 16th 17th

Forum Description:
Career success depends on skills not covered in training, clinical and scientific excellence do not guarantee career satisfaction, and women continue to face extra challenges in career-building. Combining many kinds of small group exercises interspersed with brief plenary presentations, this Forum offers numerous opportunities for gaining insights into what it means to keep growing in the face of constant new challenges and constraints, for practicing necessary but seldom addressed skills, and for building relationships across silos and hierarchies

Leadership Forum Evaluations