Student Women in Medicine (SWIM) is a group open to all women and men who are committed to furthering women in medicine. Meetings are held monthly during the academic year and vary in topic. Recent programs include: history of women in medicine, medicine and the law, and medicine and marriage. SWIM supports "Safe Passage," the Johnson City Domestic Violence shelter, and plans additional volunteer opportunities with Families First and a blood drive sponsored jointly with other student organizations. A dinner is held every year for SWIM members and significant others, also with varying topics. Although SWIM is not associated with the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), some members do have an interest and maintain contact with AMWA. SWIM is open to suggestions for meetings or projects based on current issues and community needs, and strives to connect women with mentors while accomplishing the group's goals.
Dr. Barbara Kimbrough
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Committee on Gender and Special Issues (CGSI)
Office of Women in Medicine