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Executive Board Membership Information

The UMMC-GWIMS is seeking for nominations to fill five positions within its executive board. The UMMC-GWIMS is a chapter of the Association of American Medical College (AAMC-GWIMS) supporting and advocating for 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 available on the 2019-20 GWIMS steering committee

  • Programming committee chair – Two-year term
  • Treasurer – Two-year term
  • Secretary – Two-year term
  • Medical Student Representative – One-year term
  • Graduate Student Representative – One-year term  

Who may serve on the UMMC-GWIMS executive board?

Any woman faculty member or student within the School of Medicine and the School or Graduate Studies who desires to advance the full and successful participation and inclusion of women within academic medicine by addressing gender equality, recruitment and retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement.

What are the activities and expectations for those positions?

Expectations for executive board members include:

  • Participate in a weekday meeting monthly from 12-1 p.m. 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.

How to apply

Please send a PDF document complete with the following to gwims@umc.edu. Self-nominations are welcome.

  • Name
  • Title
  • Department
  • Email
  • Position(s) desired
  • In less than 350 words, please summarize:
    • Why you would like to be a member of the UMMC-GWIMS executive board;
    • Any experience relevant to women's diversity and/or inclusion efforts you may have;
    • Projects and/or issues you would aim to work on as a member of the GWIMS steering committee.

Please check back for the announcement of the call for nominations.

Questions?

If you have any questions, email at gwims@umc.edu.