The Women and Medicine Task Force (WAMTF) is the key SGIM member vehicle for promoting women's health and the academic careers of women in medicine. Our mission is to facilitate communication among interest groups related to women's health, promote women's health as a generalist issue in both clinical practice and health policy, and support the career development of academic women physicians and of all physicians pursuing careers in women's health. The WAMTF enables SGIM members to collaborate and network, promotes faculty development, provides educational opportunities, and works to improve women's health through clinical practice and policy. Key functions include coordinating the Distinguished Professor of Women's Health, the Women's Health abstract and workshop awards, and the Career Advising Program (CAP).
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Distinguished Professors of Women and Medicine
Each year during the SGIM annual meetings, the WAMTF has sponsored the Distinguished Professor of Women and Medicine (formerly Distinguished Professor in Women’s Health). Presenters have spanned the breadth of women’s health with presentations promoting women’s health research, the practice of women’s health, women’s health education, advocacy, policy, and the careers of women in medicine.
Click here to see a list of the past Distinguished Professors of Women and Medicine.
Women and Medicine Task Force Awards Program
The Women and Medicine Task Force has created an annual awards program for outstanding workshops and oral abstracts submitted by trainees and junior faculty members, in order to acknowledge the best Women’s Health-based workshop and oral presentations at the annual meeting.
Click here to see a list of the 2016 award winners.
Women and Medicine Task Force Career Advising Program
In 2012, the Women and Medicine Task Force launched its Career Advising Program (CAP) to help female junior faculty successfully navigate the academic promotion process.
Click here for more information about the CAP program.
If you have questions regarding the work of the SGIM Women and Medicine Task Force please contact Shana Donchatz, SGIM Staff Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.887.5150.