Overview of intiatives

Benchmarks: Gender Statistics
Comprehensive biennial report on the gender distribution of Penn medicine faculty by track, rank, department and leadership position including comparisons to AAMC national statistics and to Penn historical reports from as far back as 1999.

Lunchtime Seminar Series
Presentations by faculty experts that explore a broad range of topics: current medical issues and controversies, women’s health research and faculty development.  All faculty, men and women, are invited.

Annual Fall Leadership Mentoring Conference
"Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine," is a daylong, networking and professional development program with nationally recognized speakers that focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing women in academic medicine.

Junior Faculty Investigator Award
Offers competitive year-long grants to junior faculty investigators (men and women) for pilot research related to women’s health (an extramurally supported initiative).   

Medical Student Fellowship in Women’s Health
Offers competitive six-month grants for medical students (men and women) to take time out from the traditional curriculum to conduct a faculty-mentored research project in women’s health (an extramurally supported program).

Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine
An annual award recognizing a faculty member whose efforts and achievements have promoted the career success, leadership and overall quality of life for Penn women in academic medicine.

Section for Women Residents & Fellows
Provides women trainees with multiple career development opportunities via presentations and workshops focused on critical skills and resources for advancement in academic medicine and work-life integration. 

Career Evolution Series

A multi-session series designed to promote strategic career decision making and professional success across career stages (early, mid and later stage of career). The unique challenges faced in each career stage are addressed to facilitate a process whereby faculty may continue to grow and evolve.