AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

The AAMC represents all 147 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veteran’s Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 167,000 full-time faculty members, 88,000 medical students, and 124,000 resident physicians. Go to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

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Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)

In August 2009, the AAMC's Board of Directors approved the creation of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS). This action established the longstanding Women in Medicine program as a formal AAMC professional development group, congruent with other AAMC groups.

The mission of the GWIMS is to advance the full and successful participation of women in all roles within academic medicine, and to provide a venue for women to participate in advancing the AAMC mission to improve the nation’s health. The GWIMS aims to serve as a national forum to advance women's success in medicine and science by addressing: gender equity, recruitment and retention, awards and recognition and career advancement. Go to the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) site

The GWIMS Steering Committee announces the launch of the GWIMS Task Forces.


Comprised of members of the GWIMS community, the GWIMS Task Forces will organize to create resources and products around issues specifically identified by the GWIMS Steering Committee. The three issue areas and products that will be addressed by the task forces include:

  • Equity: Best Practices in the Search/Promotion Process Toolkit
  • Transitions: First Job Resource
  • Transitions: Caretaking in Academic Medicine  

To find out more about each of the task forces, please visit the GWIMS website here.

Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)
Learning Opportunities

Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

The Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is an engaging and comprehensive program designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school faculty appointments at the assistant professor level*, and considering leadership positions within their discipline, department, or institution. This three and a half-day comprehensive and engaging program provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to pursue leadership roles within academic medicine. *Instructors will be considered based on experience.  

The program consists of general sessions, concurrent workshops, and small group discussions on various topics including:

  • Working Through Differences: Personality Types at Work
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills
  • Communicating as a Leader
  • Conflict Management
  • Breakout workshops on skills and information needed for your particular faculty track
  • Fundamentals of Leadership

Additionally, the program also includes small-group mentoring sessions on narrative and CV development as well as morning and afternoon yoga sessions to promote wellness.  Throughout the program, participants learn and engage with each other, developing a valuable network of colleagues that extends far beyond the program.

Seminar faculty from schools throughout the United States and Canada have been chosen for their specialized knowledge in particular areas and demonstrated leadership capabilities. They offer valuable knowledge, inspiring stories, and practical advice to support career advancement.

CME credit is available for eligible participants. 

Upcoming Course
2018 Early Career Women Professional Development Seminar
July 21-24, 2018
Westin Westminster
Westminister, CO

The application process for the 2018 seminar will begin in late February 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact the Debra K. Hollins at dhollins@aamc.org.

Mid Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

This leadership development seminar focuses on women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar's three and a half day curriculum is designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills required to continue advancing to leadership roles in academic medicine. This intensive and highly interactive seminar emphasizes the skills needed to advance to senior roles within academic medicine and provides time for participants to strategically reinvigorate and realign their career with their goals. The seminar covers leadership topics relevant to mid-career women faculty, such as: communication, overcoming challenges in the changing landscape of academic medicine, negotiation, wellness, politics, etc. all of which are central to being a leader at your academic health center. The personalized curriculum and interactivity of this seminar will help you and your peers discover pathways to leadership and brainstorm ways to advance women in academic medicine and science.

Attendees will develop academic medicine and science career building skills and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

The Mid-Career Seminar for Women is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, with between 8-15 years’ experience in academic medicine or science.

Upcoming Course
2017 Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
December 2-5, 2017
The Westing Kierland Resort and Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

The on-line application period will close on Monday, October 2, 2017 (5:00 pm Eastern Time). Late  or incomplete applications will not be considered. Acceptance notifications will be sent via e-mail by Monday, October 16.    

 For more information, please visit. Questions? E-mail learningandleadershipdevelopment@aamc.org