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Career Development



The Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) focuses on the promotion, retention, and professional career development of women faculty. We work to facilitate the progression of women junior faculty into senior faculty ranks and leadership roles within the institution; to promote gender equity among faculty in academic medicine; and to increase the appointment and retention of women faculty.



Various initiatives have been organized by the OWIMS to carry out its missions, including a mentoring program for women junior faculty, professional development programs, and identification of liaisons within each WFSM department. Listed below are links to these initiatives and to other sites to assist women faculty in their career development and advancement.


  Faculty Development Programs

Note, this information is only available for internal faculty.  The Office of Faculty Services at WFSM has made several PowerPoint presentations available to WFSM faculty, from their Pathways to Promotion series.
Topics include:

  • What is needed for promotion. 
  • The mechanisms of promotion to know. 
  • Developing and maintaining an Educational Dossier. 
  • Developing and maintaining a Curriculum Vitae.    

Visit their website for more information.


Faculty Development Reading

Bouncing Up: A New Definition of Resilience. Julie Freischlag, MD, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health and Interim Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine

Personal Productivitiy: How to work effectively and calmly in the midst of chaos, Susan Johnson, MD, MS, University of Iowa.

Retention of Women Faculty in Academia: Ensuring Success.  Villablanca AC, Howell LP.

Gender differences in resources and negotiation among highly motivated physician-scientists.  Holliday E, Griffith KA, De Castro R, Stewart A, Ubel P, Jagsi R

Career flexibility and family-friendly policies: an NIH-funded study to enhance women's careers in biomedical sciences.  Villablanca, Amparo C.; Beckett, Laurel; Nettiksimmons, Jasmine; Howell, Lydia P

4 Strategies To Reduce The Stress Burden For Women In MedicineAngela Savitri, OTR/L

Retaining Faculty in Academic Medicine: The Impact of Career Development Programs for Women.  Shine Chang, Page S. Morahan, Diane Magrane, Deborah Helitzer, Hwa Young Lee, Sharon Newbill, Ho-Lan Peng, Michele Guindani, Gina Cardinali

Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse than Blatant Discrimination.    Eden King; Kristen Jones



Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills?

Toastmasters International provides meetings which function as workshops where participants hone professional skills in a friendly atmosphere.  Participation may help you or your staff to become better speakers, communicate more effectively, improve presentation skills and much more.  A local chapter meets monthly during the lunch hour twice a month.  For more details about Toastmasters, see or email

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