Early Career Women Faculty Mentoring Program

The WIMS Early Career Women Faculty Mentoring Program helps recruit, retain and advance early-career women faculty. The longest-running WIMS program, it addresses the general career development needs of women faculty at the instructor and assistant professor levels.

How it Works

Mentees and mentors are matched based on their mentoring needs and the skills and experiences of potential mentors. We recommend that the formal relationship last for at least one year, unless otherwise stated or if there is a problem.

Who is Involved

Since 1999, more than 275 mentees have participated in this formal program and more than 230 women and men at the associate professor and professor level have served as mentors. We invite all early-career women faculty to join, and we invite all senior faculty to participate.

Mentor of the Year Award

Women in Medicine and Science established the annual Mentor of the Year Award in 2006 to recognize an individual for his or her contribution to the professional development of early-career women faculty within the WIMS Mentoring Program.

Steve Rapp, 2018 WIMS Mentor of the Year


Congratulations to WIMS 2018 Mentor of the Year, Steve Rapp, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Social Sciences and Health Policy (PHS) and Dermatology.