In last evening’s post I described GWIMS, the Group on Women in Medicine and Science of the AAMC. Becoming an official group recognizes the importance of women’s participation in our academic enterprise. I now have some more “official”language about the role of GWIMS:
The GWIMS will serve as a national forum to advance women’s success in medicine and science by addressing gender equity, career advancement, awards and recognition, and recruitment and retention. Deans have been directed to designate institutional representatives who advocate for women’s advancement in leadership, education, research, clinical practice and administration to join the GWIMS. This new forum replaces the former AAMC Women Liaison Officer (WLO) network.
Each school should have one primary GWIMS representative serving as a point of contact to the AAMC. GWIMS is open to anyone who has an interest in advancing women’s success in medicine and science. If you are interested in becoming a member of the GWIMS or are a former WLO, please communicate with your dean that you wish to become a member of the GWIMS and have the dean’s office forward a comprehensive list of all those interested to the GWIMS office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about GWIMS, please visit www.aamc.org/gwims or call 202-828-0647.