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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. 

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Upcoming events

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“GWIMS Book Club”

  • When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (12 - 1pm)
  • Where: Click here to join the virtual CSA presentation via BigBlueButton.
  • Discussion Leader: Carley Dear, EdD, Director fo Academic Assessment
  • Details: GWIMS Book Club's first pick is Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman. This book examines the impact of different types of leaders. Wiseman describes one type of leader as a multiplier who amplifies the intelligence and strengths of the group for success. Click here to purchase the book.  
  • Registration: Click here to register to attend the GWIMS Book Club. When you register with your email, you will gain access to a discussion guide, questions, and other resources to further engage with this book. A reading schedule will also be provided for those who would like to follow along at a shared pace.

Leadership Development Program

The UMMC GWIMS will host their inaugural Leadership Development Program for female faculty members at UMMC. The program is intended to assist female faculty participants in developing leadership skills that will set them on a trajectory to achieve their career goals and prepare them as suitable and capable candidates to assume leadership positions in academic medicine.

Program details and requirements are included in the attached application form. Application to the program is open to faculty members at all ranks; however, preference will be given to established early and mid-career faculty members. Applications are due by March 29, 2021. Please submit applications with your CV to

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