Division of Biology and Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine & Science

Mentoring

The Women in Medicine Mentor Program promotes connections between women medical students at Alpert Medical School early in their educational and professional studies with women physicians based at Brown affiliated hospitals and in the community.

The Women in Medicine Mentor Program promotes connections between women medical students at Alpert Medical School early in their educational and professional studies with women physicians based at Brown affiliated hospitals and in the community.

Through events such as the WIM Mentoring Night and WIM Specialty Night, students will explore different themes in mentoring groups led by women physician faculty and residents. This is also an opportunity for students to learn about a medical specialty and consider ways in shaping career goals in medicine from the perspectives of a woman physician.

For further information on mentoring opportunities, send us an email.

Mentoring & Networking Subcommittee

This OWIMS subcommittee has identified several initiatives and priorities that target the needs of different groups of stakeholders. Current "works in progress" include streamlining the process for students, residents, and faculty to identify mentors; sponsoring skill building workshops for mentors; providing access to resources that help mentees and mentors establish expectations and align their goals (like this mentorship toolkit from the American Medical Women's Association); and establishing peer-mentoring groups to foster accountability and persistence as members pursue their intermediate and long term career goals. The committee is specifically attuned to meeting the needs of scientists and clinicians here at Brown.

Current subcommittee members are: Drs. Allison Brindle, Saima Chaudhry, Ellen Flynn, Loree Kalliainen, Ulrike Mende, Kate Powers, Katie Sharkey, Patricia Solga, Kara Stavros, Simone Thavaseelan, and Taneisha Wilson.

Women in Medicine Mentoring Night

The purpose of WIM Mentoring Night is to offer women medical students of The Warren Alpert Medical School the opportunity to explore different themes in small groups led by women physicians. In addition, we aim to promote connections between women medical students early in their educational and professional studies with women physicians at The Warren Alpert Medical School and in the local community. An additional goal is to foster continued contact between students and physician mentors who connect at this event. Informal discussions at the WIM Mentoring Night will focus on:

  • Career paths in medicine from the perspectives of women physicians.
  • Different approaches to work-life balance in shaping your career.
  • Women in academic medicine and leadership positions.
  • How to engage effectively with a mentor.

The next Women in Medicine (WIM) Mentoring Night will be held in the fall of 2021. Details to be announced. 

Questions? Please email our office or call (401) 863-7960.

Women in Medicine Specialty Night

Women physician faculty, residents and local community physicians will represent different specialty areas in discussion clusters. Women medical students will participate in three specific clusters for the program. The goal is to offer students insights into the residency experience and medical specialties from the unique viewpoint of women physicians.

The next Women in Medicine (WIM) Specialty Night will be held in February of 2022. Details to be announced. 

Questions? Please e-mail our office or call (401) 863-7960.