the mission of women in medicine and science (wims) is to develop, promote and support a nurturing environment to enhance recruitment, retention, professional development, and promotion of women faculty, residents, fellows, and students. we also work to increase understanding of gender–focused medicine and women’s health. our vision is an equitable workplace sensitive to the needs of women and families.

what we do

wims has launched several initiatives to carry out its mission, some of which are:

  • a mentoring program for early-career faculty
  • early and mid-career professional development programs
  • departmental liaisons to facilitate communication between wims and faculty
  • implementation of a work-life balance faculty and staff survey
  • facilitation of access to resources for nursing mothers
  • review of caregiver leave policies here and at institutions like ours
  • an annual day-long symposium on women’s health research
  • shadowing and internship programs for students

the wims fund

this is a critical time for education programs supporting women in medicine and science across the us and for raising awareness regarding gender issues and equality in medicine and science. this fund has been established to help us develop programming aimed at empowering women. if you are interested in learning more, please visit the women in medicine and science fund.

events and announcements

12th annual women's health research day 2022
may 24, 2022 - women in medicine and science puts on a free annual conference that focuses on research in women’s health and sex differences.


2022-2023 career development for leaders program – call for applications opening soon


school of medicine receives national women's leadership award

this national award recognizes the school of medicine's commitment to supporting and advocating for the professional advancement of women in medicine and science.