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Call for GWIMS Steering Committee Nominations

An AAMC professional development initiative, the University of Mississippi Medical Center's chapter of Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) advances the full and successful participation and inclusion of women within academic medicine by addressing gender equity, recruitment and retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement.

Positions on the 2018-19 GWIMS Steering Committee are now available.

  • President-Elect – Three-year term (progressive as president-elect, president, past president)
    Only current or former Steering Committee members are eligible.

The following have one-year terms:

  • Membership Committee Chair
  • Mentoring Committee Chair
  • Awards Committee Chair
  • Trainee Representative (student, residents, post-doc fellows, grad students)
  • Trainee Representative (student, residents, post-doc fellows, grad students)

Activities and expectations

  • Participate in quarterly meetings to discuss the work and direction of GWIMS
  • Participate actively via email
  • Identify and provide programming to promote faculty and institutional development
  • Identify areas for fostering scholarship and empowering women in academic medicine and science
  • Maintain visibility with and outside the GWIMS community through participation in various arenas (e.g. participation in workshops/seminars, presenting at group meetings)
  • Position-specific duties as needed


Deadline for application is Friday, May 18.

Voting by the current committee will be completed by Tuesday, May 22. The 2018-19 GWIMS Steering Committee will be recognized at the June 19 luncheon. If you have any questions, call Kristi Whitney, program administrator, at (601) 984-5003 or email

Steering Committee Nominations

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