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AAMC Academic Medicine Statistics

This annual report includes tables and figures with national data on women applicants, medical students, residents, faculty and administrators. A number of indicators, including number of women department chairs, division chiefs and deans are displayed by school. An interpretive summary and Powerpoint slides of the benchmarking tables are also available. For more information:

AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)

The mission of the GWIMS is to advance the full and successful participation of women in all roles within academic medicine. The GWIMS will serve as a national forum to advance women's success in medicine and science by addressing:
- gender equity
- recruitment and retention
- awards and recognition
- career advancement
For updates and a list of upcoming programs for women, visit:


Catalyst is the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. Catalyst conducts research on all aspects of women's career advancement and provides strategic and web-based consulting services globally.

Harvard Catalyst

Catalyst (above) is not to be confused with Harvard Catalyst. Harvard Catalyst brings together the intellectual force, technologies, and clinical expertise of Harvard University and its affiliates and partners to reduce the burden of human illness. Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is dedicated to improving human health by enabling collaboration and providing tools, training and technologies to clinical and translational investigators.

The Conference Board's Women's Leadership Conference

Inspiration, Influence, Innovation
April 12-13, 2011
Westin New York at Times Square, New York, NY

This is the 7th annual Women’s Leadership Conference where executives hold powerful dialogues on how organizations can compete globally through effective and sustainable initiatives that enable the recruitment and retention of high-potential and high-performing women.
For more information on the conference, go to .

ELAM - Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women is the nation's only in-depth program focused on preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry and public health for institutional leadership positions where they can effect positive change.

ELAM's year-long program develops the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex healthcare environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. Nearly 700 senior women leaders have participated in the program since 1995. ELAM alumnae make up 25 percent of the executive positions in academic medicine and dentistry that are held by women. For more information and applications, visit:

Social Security for Women

Unites States Department of Labor Women's Bureau

US Department of Labor
Frances Perking Building
200 Constitution Avenue
NW, Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 800.827.5335

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

The Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617.626.6520

Janet Bickel and Associates

Career and Leadership Development Coach

Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (SELAM)

SELAM is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of women executives in academic medicine, healthcare and the sciences.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW Breaking Through Barriers for Women and Girls.

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health.

Association for Women in Science

The Association for Women in Science is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for all women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Changing the Face of Medicine

Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine.

Institute for Women's Policy Research

A research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on issues of critical importance to women and their families.

MomMD®, the online community for women in medicine

The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW)

The National Council for Research on Women is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing global reach. The Council harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls.

National Women's Health Information Center

The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is the most reliable and current information resource on women's health today. They offer women's health information on more than 800 topics through their call center and web site. Because NWHIC is sponsored by the federal government, as a service of the Office on Women's Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, they don't represent any commercial interest or try to sell you anything. They simply try to help you get the information you can trust on a wide range of women's health issues.

Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International

A Professional Society, Educating and Supporting Research Administrators Around the World.

Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR)

Founded in 1990, the Society works to increase public and private funding for research on women's health, promote the inclusion of women in medical research studies, and encourages the scientific examination of the basic biological and physiological differences between men and women.

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Resources on Clinical Specialty


Women's Dermatologic Society


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-Women in Cancer Research (WICR)

AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is a group within the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). WICR is open to membership by all AACR members, male and female.

Women in Endocrinology

Women in Endocrinology is an organization devoted to promoting and facilitating the professional development and advancement of women in the field of Endocrinology.


American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Women's Issues in Neurology (WIN) Section

The Women's Issues in Neurology Section has three primary goals:
1. Professional development of women in neurology.
2. Advancement and active participation of women neurologists in the AAN.
3. Women's health in research and neurologic practice.


Women in Neurosurgery

Mission Statement: To educate, inspire, and encourage women neurosurgeons to realize their professional and personal goals, and to serve neurosurgery in addressing the issues inherent to training and maintaining a diverse and balanced workforce.


Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)

RJOS is the oldest surgical women's organization incorporated in the United States which continues to grow and welcomes new members of both genders.


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Women in Pediatrics

Part-Time Career Resources


American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR)

The AAWR is a professional organization for women radiologists established in 1981 with focus on:
• Networking among women in radiology
• Increasing visibility of women in radiology
• Representation on the American College of Radiology board
• Sponsoring of activities that impact women in radiology
• Mentoring program to advance careers of women in radiology


Association of Women Surgeons

The Association of Women Surgeons is committed to supporting the professional and personal needs of female surgeons at various stages in their career - from residency through retirement.

Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS)

Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS) was founded in 1986 with a mission to enhance the quality of medical care given to patients of its members, to mentor young women thoracic surgeons, to enhance the education of patients about heart and lung diseases and to enhance educational opportunities for women thoracic surgeons.


Society of Women in Urology (SWIU(

The SWIU is dedicated to promoting women as urologists.

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