Annual Symposium

The Annual Symposium is designed to bring together MD-PhD students from multiple institutions to receive training on career development skills, share experiences, and build a diverse professional peer network.  While the first two Symposiums included attendees from seven different universities, the third included students from 12 institutions, and we would like to see this Symposium grow each year to reach a larger population of MD-PhD trainees  from all across the nation. Importantly, like our group, these symposiums are open to advocates of all genders interested in career development, and working towards equality.

Fourth Annual Symposium for Advocates of Women Physician-Scientists – UVA – 2017

120 participants from 9 institutions (UVA, Duke, UNC, VCU, MUSC, Emory, Columbia, University of Alabama, and Stony Brook)

Career development workshops addressed: Physician-Scientists Clinic and Running a Lab, Navigating a Job Search, Interprofessional Collaboration in a Healthcare and Academic Environment, and Work-Life Balance.

Keynote address was given by Dr. Vivian Pinn.

Symposium Website

 

Third Annual Symposium for Advocates of Women Physician-Scientists – MUSC – May 14, 2016

Attended by 52 students from 12 institutions (MUSC, UNC, UVA, Emory, UAB, Duke, Penn State, U of Rochester, Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, College of Charleston, UC Irvine, NIH)

Career development workshops addressed: Balancing Research & Clinical Responsibilities, Resolving our Differences, What to know about Leading Physician-Scientists, and the new Biographical Sketch format

Keynote address given by Dr. Anna Han entitled “The Science of Diversity and the Impact of Unconscious Bias” perfectly highlighted why AMPWIS and similar groups need to exist

Symposium Information Packet

Made possible through support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

 

Second Annual Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science – Duke – May 16, 2015

Attended by 27 students from 6 institutions (UNC, Duke, MUSC, UVA, VCU, Johns Hopkins)

Career development workshops addressed: Building High Valued Relationships, Nailing Your Elevator Pitch, & Women in Leadership

Keynote address given by Dr. Sallie Permar entitled “A Formula for a Successful Career as a Physician-Scientist”

Symposium Flyer

  1. Made possible through a Kenan-Biddle Partnership

 

First Annual Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science – UNC – May 3, 2014

Attended by 32 students from 6 institutions (UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, MUSC, UVA, VCU)

Career development workshops addressed: Work-Life Harmony, Successful Negotiating, & Residency Options for MD-PhD Students

Keynote address given by Dr. Etta Pisano entitled “Work-Life Satisfaction as a Women Physician-Scientist”

Symposium Flyer

Made possible through support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

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