Goals

• Provide leadership and support for the College of Medicine Women

• Initiate supervise, and evaluate programs aimed at the special needs and problems of women in medical education

• Provide support for the Committee on Women and Gender Issues and the Student Women in Medicine organization

• Coordinate women's issues across the entire College of Medicine

• Promote the recruitment, professional and personal development, and retention of women faculty and administrative staff

• Serve as a source of networking both within the institution and with other medical colleges and national organizations for women in medicine

• Encourage community women physicians and women alumnae to act as role models for the medical students and resident physicians

• Coordinate sexual harassment and gender discrimination training and counseling

• Develop workshops and training programs to improve the skills of the college of medicine women

• Conduct needs assessment surveys of the College of Medicine Women to determine the areas in which support or training are needed

• Provide information on issues of professional interest to women in medicine, including professional meetings, grant funding, job and scholarship opportunities, and other similar topics. This is done through e-mails, mailings, a bulletin board

• Maintain the College of Medicine Women's Resource Center with journals, books, newsletters, and audiovisual materials of interest to women in medicine

• Support training programs to increase the knowledge of women's health for the medical students, resident physicians, and faculty and staff