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The purpose of the committee on gender and special issues is to serve as a resource in the college of medicine for issues concerning women's and gender issues, and, as such, will: 

1. act in an advisory capacity to the dean and to the assistant dean of women in medicine; 

2.  act as a forum to discuss matters pertaining to women's and gender issues within the college of medicine in the areas of administration; medical student, graduate student, and medical resident education; service; departmental needs; and other relevant areas; 

3.  propose policies pertinent to women's / gender issues; 

4.  assist the office of women in medicine in coordinating and planning personal and professional development programs based on needs assessment; 

5.  provide administrative continuity to the student women in medicine organization; 

6.  recommend strategies to improve instruction and learning regarding women's health issues in the college of medicine; 

7.  stimulate collaboration and networking among the women faculty; and 

8.  assist in the recruitment of women to the college of medicine faculty. 



1 chair who is a full-time faculty member 
3 faculty members from basic science departments 
3 faculty members from clinical science departments 
1 administrative staff or medical library representative 
1 community practicing physician 
1 medical resident 
1 graduate student 
1 medical student 
1 assistant dean of women in medicine, ex officio, non-voting 
1 president of student women in medicine organization, ex officio, voting 
1 president of women health student interest group, ex officio, voting 
1 organization of student representatives to AAMC (OSR), ex officio, voting 
1 student affairs representative, ex officio, voting 
1 cultural diversity office representative, ex officio, voting 
1 continuing medical education (CME) program coordinator for the annual  women's health conference, ex officio, voting 
1 secretary to the assistant dean of women in medicine, staff support

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