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The Women in Medicine Trainees’ Council (WIMTC) serves as a centralized organization to bring together trainees and faculty of all levels, across medical specialties to address the needs of female and female-identifying residents and fellows in the Department of Medicine (DOM). The council works to foster discussions about gender in academia, facilitate mentorship relationships, promote gender balance and equity, mitigate gender bias, and promote activities aimed at academic and personal advancement of women in medicine. We host numerous events and initiatives throughout the year and partner with other organizations as well. Our group meets monthly to share ideas and plan upcoming events.

Mission Statement

The Women in Medicine Trainees Council will serve as a centralized organization to bring together trainees and faculty across medical specialties in the Department of Medicine to:
  • Share ideas and experiences related to gender in academia
  • Foster mentor relationships
  • Promote gender balance and equity across all providers
  • Mitigate gender bias
  • Promote activities aimed at academic and personal advancement of women in medicine

Events & Initiatives

Some of the exciting events and initiatives supported by the WIMTC include:
  • Mock interviews for female trainees applying to fellowships or jobs
  • Sessions with female leaders from within MGH and across the country, focusing on topics such as negotiations and microaggressions
  • Networking events with other departments’ Women in Medicine organizations at MGH
  • Mentorship program involving female physicians of all levels within the Department of Medicine
  • Designing and implementing a “Gender Bias in Medicine” curriculum within the residency program
  • Improving lactation room availability and resources for physician parents
  • Groundbreaking research on gender in medical training, such as the effect of “Doctor” identification badges on the mis-identification of female providers working with colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Increasing parental leave to eight weeks of paid leave for parents of all genders

Helpful Links & Resources

The Office of Women’s Careers (OWC)

The OWC is a long-established, hospital-wide group focused on gender equity, professional development, and community building among women at MGH. They publish a regular newsletter of events and hold numerous events, talks, and workshops throughout the year.

Learn more about OWC

Graduate Medical Education

Our training programs strive to be family friendly, offering paid maternity and paternity leave, lactation rooms, and a variety of childcare resources. 

Learn more about Graduate Medical Education

Trainee Well-being Council

Partners Healthcare GME formed a trainee well-being council to focus on the needs of trainees. Several resources such as easy access to mental health care are available to all Partners trainees; more information can be found at the well-being website. 

Learn more about the Trainee Well-being Council

Contact Information

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