The Mission of the KU Women in Medicine & Science:

  1. to be proactive and constructive in establishing and advancing the careers of women in medicine and science;
  2. to educate women on relevant KU Policies and Procedures for career development and advancement;
  3. to enhance and foster the professional development of all women faculty and trainees in the KU Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions through encouragement and mentoring, and to encourage growth, networking and quality within our KUMC community (local and national);
  4. to promote the process of developing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships and cultivating new opportunities for collaboration through a supportive exchange of ideas and resources.

Leadership Transition Traning

In keeping with two of our missions, the organization has established an annual transition training program for the Leadership Team. The intent of this program is to ensure our Leadership Team succeeds, and thus our organization succeeds with an invisible transition from year to year. By training and providing our leaders with successful skills and tools such as job descriptions and an organizational leadership manual, as well as experienced mentors from the position they are about to serve, we know through experience how careers can advance quickly following during or following their term on the WIMS Leadership Team. Leaders transition in August at the Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner each year.


Last modified: Aug 06, 2015