Resources on Clinical Specialty
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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: https://www.aamc.org/members/gwims/
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.
Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business. Catalyst acts as a catalyst through pioneering research, tools and services, events, and Awards. The offerings raise awareness of how diversity benefits today’s global businesses, and provide guidance on how to enact real change.
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.
Changing the Face of Medicine
Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine.
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:
HealthyWomen(HW) - National Women's Health Resource Center
HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. The core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. Through a wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.
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.
Janet Bickel and Associates
Career and Leadership Development Coach
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
The Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02114
, 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.
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
Women Executives in Science and Healthcare (WESH)
formerly Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (SELAM)
WESH (Women Executives in Science and Healthcare), was originally founded as a 501(c)3 corporation in 1998 as SELAM (Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine). WESH is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of women executives in academic medicine, healthcare and the sciences.
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)
Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is a membership group within the AACR committed to recognizing women's scientific achievements and fostering their career development and advancement in cancer research.
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 Section
The Women’s Issues in Neurology Section aims to increase the awareness of women’s issues by encouraging research and educational ventures..
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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