Mentoring is Focus of “Women in Internal Medicine” Spring Meeting

May 2, 2016 by   |   Leave a Comment

Last fall, the Department of Medicine launched an initiative aimed at supporting DOM’s women faculty members and trainees. Co-chaired by Division of Gastroenterology’s Jeanetta Frye, MD, and Anne Tuskey, MD, with additional leadership provided by DOM’s director of education Joy Hilton, the group — dubbed “Women in Internal Medicine” — sponsored a kick-off event in January that featured a panel discussion on work-life balance. More than 30 DOM women — faculty, fellows and residents — participated.

The group’s second meeting was held April 29th and attracted a similar number of participants for an exploration of the topic of mentoring. Dorothe Bach (UVA Center for Teaching Excellence) presented, and Peggy Plews-Ogan, MD (Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative & Hospital Medicine, and Susan Pollart, MD (SOM’s Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development), led the follow-up discussion.

Looking ahead, the group plans to sponsor (in addition to regular meetings) a Grand Rounds in the upcoming year. It is also working to establish a grant to support women faculty members at the early stages of their research careers.


Dorothe Bach of UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence led discussion at the April meeting of Women in Internal Medicine.



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