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Welcome to GWIMS

GWIMS logo.jpgThe mission of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) is to advance the full and successful participation and inclusion of women faculty and learners within academic medicine. The local UMMC chapter will focus on the four GWIMS goals of gender equity, recruitment and retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement.

UMMC’s GWIMS chapter received the 2019 Association of American Medical Colleges GWIMS Leadership Award for an Organization (Emerging Leader). The AAMC announced that, "Since the first award in 1995, this prestigious award has recognized 24 individuals and 19 women in medicine programs. Your organization clearly has distinguished itself with its emerging commitment to advocating for the professional advancement of women in medicine and science, and helping women in medicine and science realize their potential."

The chapter was recognized at the AAMC annual meeting Nov. 9, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. 

National representation

Congratulations to UMMC's GWIMS former board president Kimberly Bibb, MD for being selected to serve as a Member at-Large on the Association of American Medical College's GWIMS steering committee.

Executive board membership nominations


Upcoming events

Virtual Session on Career Opportunities for Women in Medicine and Science

Are you interested in a career in medicine or science? Join us for a virtual session with UMMC physicians, scientists, administrators and pharmacisits. During this session, presenters will discuss their career paths, give advice, and take questions related to careers for women in medicine and science.


Symposium Announcement


  • When: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 (9 - 11am)
  • Where: Student Union Ballroom

The Group on Women in Medicine and Science invites you to submit a brief proposal for consideration to the 2021 GWIMS Ignite Symposium. The purpose of these brief talks is to "ignite" meaningful conversations and actions that will advance women's success in medicine and science.

Faculty, students, residents, and staff at UMMC (men and women) are invited to submit a proposal for a brief 5-7 minute presentation that addresses:

  • Innovative initiatives that have helped advance women in your department;
  • Effective practices in place at other institutions that you would like UMMC or your department to adopt;
  • Your unique experiences related to personal growth and/or career development; or
  • Any relevant topic related to advancing women in medicine and science.

Click here to learn more about the proposal process and a proposal submission form.
Submission deadline: Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.
Notification of acceptance: Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. 


Connect - Share - Advance

  • When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (12 - 1pm)
  • Where: BigBlueButton Virtual Event
  • Topic: "Research Administration: Navigating the Pre-Award"
  • Speaker: Felicia Clerk, MBA, Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator

Full Calendar of Connect - Share - Advance Events (2021-2022)

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022 (12 - 1pm)
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (12 - 1pm)


Resources and useful links

GWIMS board members

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