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Welcome to the GWIMS
2020 Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020


About the Award
The Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Awards recognize outstanding individual faculty and organizational contributions to advancing women leaders in academic medicine and science. Since the first award in 1995, these prestigious awards have recognized over 30 individuals and organizations.

The GWIMS Steering Committee strongly encourages nominations of leaders and programs of significant impact. Nominations for both emerging and established faculty leaders are encouraged. Any member of the academic medicine community may nominate individuals and/or organizations for the award. Nominees that were submitted but not awarded from previous years may be reconsidered if re-nominated*.

Award Categories
  • Leadership Award for an Individual
  • Emerging Leadership Award for an Individual
  • Leadership Award for an Organization
  • Emerging Leadership Award for an Organization

 

Please review nomination packet requirements here.

Nominees for the GWIMS Individual Faculty Leadership Award should be individuals (women or men) who advance the role of women in academic medicine and science. Emerging leaders and established leaders will be considered for separate awards. The committee will consider the length of time the individual has been working in this area (<10 years for emerging leaders, 10+ years for established leaders), the resources available to the individual to complete their work, whether the individual has a formal role, and extent of the nominee’s impact at a local, regional, and national level.

Nominees for the GWIMS Organizational Leadership Award should be an institution or organization (e.g. medical schools, teaching hospitals, academic societies, associations, departments, committees, or Women in Medicine and Science programs) that advances the role of women in academic medicine and science. Emerging organizational leaders (<10 years) and established organizational leaders (10+ years) will be considered for separate awards. The committee will consider the length of time the organization has been working in this area, the resources available to complete the work, the data available to support the impact of the institution at a local, regional, and national level and who the program targets (students, faculty, residents, etc.

The GWIMS Steering Committee will review all nomination materials. Candidates who have previously won the award are not eligible for re-nomination unless at least 10 years have elapsed since the original award and there are clear accomplishments since the prior award. The GWIMS awards may not always be given every year.

Nomination Process
The GWIMS Steering Committee strongly encourages nominations of established and emerging individual leaders and organizations. Any member of the academic medicine community may nominate individuals and/or organizations for the award. Self-nominations are also strongly encouraged.

The GWIMS Steering committee will review all nominee submissions for evidence of extraordinary, innovative and far-reaching contributions that:
  • Promote women's leadership through the individual's accomplishments;
  • Encourage and advocate for the development of academic women leaders;
  • Improve the educational and professional environment for sustaining women in academic medicine;
  • Enhance the development of women faculty into positions of greater leadership; and/or
  • Inspire women to be leaders through their own careers in academic medicine.
Please note that awards will be given only when nominees meet the criteria.

*Please note that if you have previously nominated an individual or organization who has not been selected, your nomination will remain in the candidate pool for up to 3 years. If you are interested in nominating this individual or organization again, please email gwims@aamc.org to update your nomination packet.

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Questions? Organizer: Felisha Tankard -