medical scientist training program


A brief list of websites, most of which have additional resource lists within them


Association for Women in Science
AWIS is an organization advocating the interests of women in science and technology; site includes resources and info about local chapter.

AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)
The mission of the GWIMS is to advance the full and successful participation of women in all roles within academic medicine. The GWIMS will serve as a national forum to advance women's success in medicine and science by addressing: gender equity; recruitment and retention; awards and recognition; and career advancement.

ASCB – Women in Cell Biology newsletter series
The American Society for Cell Biology’s thought provoking monthly newsletters on relevant topics from 2004 to present.  Links to other resources, too.

APSA (American Physician Scientist Association) has created space on their website to include scholarly literature on issues that affect women MD-PhDs. This provides a national forum for students to share relevant publications with one another.

European Molecular Biology Organization – Women in Science
Links to resources, info and publications.

National Academies / National Research Council Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine
Site includes stats, resources and a page with “50 must read bloggers” re: women in science and engineering.

NIH Women in Biomedical Careers
Info about NIH initiatives, plus resources, reading lists, etc.

National Library of Medicine exhibit: 
Changing the Face of Medicine – Celebrating America’s Women Physicians
Site includes info and profiles for original exhibit and interactive section allowing readers to contribute stories about a women physicians who have had an important impact on their lives.

Science Careers Magazine
Articles related to scientific careers, including sections on Life and Career and Diversity Issues, and the option to search all articles for relevant topics (eg search for “women physician scientist” or “women in science”)

Women Related Science/Technology Sites
A large, recently updated annotated list of relevant sites put together by Joan Korenman, Founding Director of the Center for Women and Information Technology, Professor Emerita of English, and Affiliate Professor Emerita of Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).


Penn Med Student Organization Directory
Including info about the Elizabeth Blackwell Society, whose mission is to inspire, empower, and connect women physicians and medical students and help them in finding their path to personal success.

Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering
Student group dedicated to enhancing the graduate experience of women in science and engineering; to improving the environment of women pursuing careers in science and engineering; and to increasing the representation of women in science and engineering at all levels of the University of Pennsylvania; site includes info and option to sign up for announcements about events

FOCUS on Health and Leadership for Women
School of Medicine program designed to improve the recruitment, retention, advancement and leadership of women faculty, and to promote women’s health research; though primarily geared toward faculty, the site includes resources and statistics of interest to students

Penn Women’s Center