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WAMTF Career Advising Program

women-mentoring.jpgThe Women & Medicine Task Force’s Career Advising Program (CAP) is a longitudinal mentoring and sponsorship initiative to help female junior faculty successfully navigate the academic promotion process.  By connecting these members with senior “Career Advisors” throughout SGIM (i.e., Associate or Full Professors), we hope to foster academic advancement of women in medicine.  Advising focuses on CV preparation, targeted committee membership, and strategies for relationship-building with external promotion letter writers.  

Target Advisors:   Male or female Associate or Full Professors with an interest in the advancement of women in medicine
Target Advisees:  Female Assistant Professors, Instructors, Fellows, or Residents who are interested in academic promotion

Application Process and Program Requirements:  Advisor and advisee candidates should complete the online mentoring application under “Mentor/Mentee Programs” in the members-only area. 

Required commitment is two years with at least bi-annual contact between Advisors and Advisees via email, phone, or in-person.  SGIM membership must be maintained by the advisee during the duration of the program. Additionally, the expectation is that Advisor-Advisee pairs will meet face-to-face at least one time during these two years.  Accordingly, the Women & Medicine Task Force hosts a reception for all CAP participants every year at SGIM’s Annual Meeting.

The CAP Chair and a member of the CAP Subcommittee match Advisor-Advisee pairs based on review of CV’s and application information. 

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Important Dates

December 14, 2017

Mentoring applications available online

March 8, 2018

Deadline for applications

March 26, 2018

Matches sent to participants


April 11 - 14, 2018

Matches to meet at the 2018 Annual Meeting


Elizabeth Schulwolf, MD                         Chair, WAMTF CAP  
Loyola University Medical Center             Contact me



Contact Jillian Gann, Director of Leadership and Mentoring Programs at or call 1-800-822-3060