Office for Women in Medicine

Our Mission:

To promote the academic growth of women in medicine and medical sciences.

  • Provides women students, trainees, fellows and faculty access to advisors and mentors.
  • Brings distinguished women in the medical sciences to Yale School of Medicine as role models and mentors.
  • Facilitates access for students to professional women in both a structured or an informal setting.
  • Sponsors workshops and seminars on professional development and career opportunities for women in medicine and the sciences.
  • Serves as a focus for the discussion and resolution of issues of interest to the Yale Medical School community.

Upcoming Events

Boroff-Forman Lecture: "Time is Up: Gender Equity and Safety in Medicine"

Presented by YSM Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Co-Sponsored by SWIM, Department of Emergency Medicine, WHRY

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:30pm at The Anlyan Center Auditorium, 300 Cedar Street

Speaker: Esther Choo, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon and Founding Member, TIME'S UP Healthcare

Dr. Choo will describe the interconnected problem of gender inequity and harassment in medicine. Discussion will include potential “big” & “small” solutions to it and using scholarship & advocacy to have a voice in change, through the story of TIME’S UP Healthcare.


Articles of Interest


Merle Waxman
Merle Waxman
2014 Publication
A Listening Ear Image

"At Yale School of Medicine, Merle Waxman is working tirelessly to support current faculty and promote the position of women in medical sciences and healthcare."

Read More in the International Innovation article "A listening ear"