AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)

Association of American Medical Colleges  (AAMC)

Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members are all 151 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their more than 173,000 full-time faculty members, 89,000 medical students, 129,000 resident physicians, and more than 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Go to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

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

GWIMS - Learning Opportunities

The Early Career Women Faculty Leadership 
Development Seminar
The AAMC has cancelled all planned in-person meetings through June 30, 2021 as the health and safety of their constituents and staff remains their top priority. Attendees of the July 2020 seminar were notified and refunded in full. GWIMS is committed to finding safe and effective alternative ways to bring together the academic medicine community and appreciate your patience as they consider options. At this time, they are planning to hold the July 2021 offering. They will update their website as soon as additional information becomes available. To learn more about cancelled meetings, please visit their Coronavirus Updates page."

The Mid Career Women Faculty Leadership
Development Seminar  
The AAMC has decided to cancel all planned in-person meetings through June 30, 2021 as the health and safety of their constituents and staff remains their top priority. They are committed to finding safe and effective alternative ways to bring together the academic medicine community and appreciate your patience as they consider options. At this time, a date and location for the December 2021 seminar has not yet been determined. They will update their website as soon as additional information becomes available. To learn more about cancelled meetings, please visit their Coronavirus Updates page.