HWCOM has a multipronged faculty support structure that aids in faculty networking, satisfaction, and retention. The support structure incorporates the Office of Women in Medicine with efforts such as the Lunch and Learn workshops.
The WIMS Lunch and Learn is a series of workshops hosted with the purpose of educating ALL faculty, students, and staff about opportunities for women at HWCOM/FIU.
The Office of the Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science surveys the faculty once a year to determine areas where professional development is needed. Results from that survey are used to align the Office of Women in Medicine and Science Workshop Series to address reported development needs.
In collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives (ODEICI) and Office of Faculty Development, we work with faculty members and administrators to advance faculty diversity, as well as to enhance faculty development programs and policies. Every month we distribute, via the HWCOM listserv, a joint update providing information related to upcoming events, opportunities, and resources. We seek to create a culture where faculty members can succeed and be a thriving force in the fabric of the institution.