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    GWIMS Individual and Organization Leadership Awards

    The Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Leadership Award recognizes outstanding individual faculty and organizational contributions to advancing women leaders in academic medicine and science. Since 1995, these prestigious awards have recognized over 40 individuals and organizations.

    Any member of the academic medicine community may nominate individuals and/or organizations for the award. The GWIMS Steering Committee strongly encourages nominations of leaders and programs that have significant impact on advancing women leaders in academic medicine and science. Nominations for established and emerging faculty leaders are encouraged.

    Award Categories

    There are four award categories. Before submitting an application, please fully review all category descriptions.

    • Leadership Award for an Individual
      Nominee has contributed to the advancement of women in medicine and science for 10 years or more of their career
       
    • Emerging Leadership Award for an Individual
      Nominee has contributed to the advancement of women in medicine and science for fewer than 10 years of their career
       
    • Leadership Award for an Organization
      The program/organization should have contributed to the advancement of women in medicine and science for 10 years or more and have documented outcomes.
       
    • Emerging Leadership Award for an Organization
      The program/organization should have contributed to the advancement of women in medicine and science for fewer than 10 years. Documented outcomes will be viewed favorably but are not required.

    Submission Requirements

    Submitters are encouraged to compile all application materials ahead of time to expedite the submission process.

    Helpful information to prepare a submission:

    Application Review and Committee Notification

    Under the leadership of the GWIMS Immediate Past Chair, all applications are reviewed in full by the GWIMS steering committee at the July steering committee meeting. Applicants are notified in early August of committee decisions.

    Award Presentation

    Recipients of the GWIMS Leadership Awards will be recognized at the GWIMS Leadership Award ceremony at Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting in November.