Our Programs

The Leah Lowenstein Award

The award honors the well-known research clinician and first woman dean of an American co-educational medical college. The award is presented at graduation to the School of Medicine faculty member who the students believe most clearly provides positive images of women in promoting humane and egalitarian medical education.

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The Phyllis T. Bodel Lectureship

The Bodel Lectureship established by the Class of 1978, honors Phyllis T. Bodel, who was an outstanding scientist in the Infectious Disease section and who was very active in increasing opportunities for women in medicine at Yale. The Purpose of the lectureship is to invite annually a distinguished woman in the medical sciences who will discuss her work and career with students and faculty. Here is the list of recipients since 1979.

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The Annual Lecture Series

The lecture series increases the visibility of women in medicine, provides the Yale medical community access to notable speakers, and creates a forum to discuss issues relevant to women. Recent topics included Development of Academic Careers, Conflictual Issues in the Research Lab, Negotiation Skills for Women in Medicine, Dual-Career Marriages, Stress Management, Finding Collaborators in our Institution and Elsewhere, How to be a Mentor and Choosing your Mentors.

Informal Lunches

Our lunches bring together women students and faculty to exchange ideas, view common problems from differing viewpoints, and gain perspectives from role models. These sessions foster candid dialogue about personal and professional career options. Films and slide-tapes on themes of interest to women periodically are also shown and discussed.

Regional Conferences and workshops

These events, including "Women Meeting Women in Medicine" are organized to provide opportunity for successful women of diverse backgrounds and disciplines to meet with women at Yale School of Medicine.

The Prospective Student Program

This program matches women students at the Yale School of Medicine with women applicants, and provides an opportunity for prospective students to discuss life as a student at Yale University School of Medicine. This program enables female applicants to meet informally and to stay overnight with Yale medical students when they visit for interviews.

The Committee on The Status for Women

The Committee works closely with the Office to evaluate the status of women in the school. It advises the Dean on issues regarding the status of women in the school.