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Women and Medicine Commission

The Women and Medicine Commission (WAMC) 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 WAMC 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 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 WAMC has sponsored the Distinguished Professor of Women and Medicine (formerly Distinguished Professor in Women’s Health).  The Distinguished Professorship includes a plenary address from a national leader in women’s health and a moderated women’s health abstract session.  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 Commission Awards Program

The Women and Medicine Commission 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 that is a part of the Distinguish Professor of Women and Medicine series. 

Click here to see the winner of the 2019 award

Women and Medicine Commission Career Advising Program

In 2012, the Women and Medicine Commission launched its Career Advising Program (CAP) to help female junior faculty successfully navigate the academic promotion process.  The Career Advising Program (CAP) is a 2-year longitudinal program with focused mentorship and sponsorship program around CV preparation, targeted committee membership, and building relationships with external letter writers.

Click here for more information about the CAP program.



If you have questions regarding the work of the SGIM Women and Medicine Commission please contact Erika Baker, SGIM Staff Liaison, at or 202.887.5150. 

2021 Distinguished Professor of Women and Medicine
Redonda Miller, MBA, MD

Julie Mitchell, M.D.           
Chair, Women & Medicine Commission
Medical College of Wisconsin                 Contact me 

Deborah S. Kwolek, M.D.             
Co-chair, Women & Medicine Commission  
                                            Massachussetts General Hospital
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Bimla Schwarz, M.D., M.S.  
Council Liaison, Women & Medicine Commission 

University of California, Davis School of Medicine
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Women and Medicine Commission Key Constituencies

Women's Caucus Interest Group
Physicians Against Violence Interest Group
Women's Health Education Interest Group
Obstetric Medicine Interest Group 

Interested in joining the Women and Medicine Commission?

Please visit the SGIM Volunteer Center for available volunteer opportunities.