Heersink School of Medicine is dedicated to facilitating the professional development of women in medicine. The school strives to create an environment where women physicians, scientists, and teachers can realize their career goals.

Heersink School of Medicine creates an environment where women choose to be by:

  • Cultivating policies and practices that engage and support the involvement and professional development of women in their chosen medical field. 
  • Encouraging institutional gender-balanced participation. 
  • Promoting the retention and advancement of tenure-track women in medical science.
  • Providing mentoring and career support for junior faculty women.
  • Identifying possible barriers to the advancement of women in academic medicine and developing effective strategies to combat them.