The mission of Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) is to develop, promote and support a nurturing environment for women to enhance recruitment, retention, professional development, and promotion of women faculty, residents, fellows, and students. We also work to increase understanding of gender–focused medicine and women’s health. Our vision is an equitable workplace sensitive to the needs of women and families.

What We Do

WIMS has launched several initiatives to carry out its mission, some of which are:

  • A mentoring program for early-career women faculty
  • Early and mid-career professional development programs
  • Departmental liaisons to facilitate communication between WIMS and faculty
  • Implementation of a work-life balance faculty and staff survey
  • Facilitation of access to resources for nursing mothers
  • Review of caregiver leave policies here and at institutions like ours
  • An annual day-long symposium on women’s health research
  • Shadowing and internship programs for students

The WIMS Fund

This is a critical time for education programs supporting women in medicine and science across the US. This Fund has been established to help us develop programming aimed at empowering women. If you are interested in learning more about the fund visit the Women in Medicine and Science Fund

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Women's Leadership Conference 2021
September 14, 2021 - Our 3rd annual conference will provide an opportunity to grow, learn and share from our experiences as we explore communication, connection and the transforming power of adversity along our leadership journeys.

2021-2022 Career Development For Women Leaders Call for Applications Now Open

Development of an Innovative Career Development Program for Early-Career Women Faculty (PDF)

The Wake Forest School of Medicine Women in Medicine and Science developed the Early Career Development Program for Women, one of our signature programs, to promote the careers of women faculty.

School of Medicine Receives National Women's Leadership Award

This national award recognizes the School of Medicine's commitment to supporting and advocating for the professional advancement of women in medicine and science.