The Women in Medicine Summit (WiMS): Engaging students to identify and address gender-associated challenges in medicine

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  • Flora Jung University of Toronto
  • Lily Wang University of Toronto
  • Jennifer Tang University of Toronto
  • Sophia Wen University of Toronto

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https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.68714

Abstract

The Women in Medicine Summit (WiMS) is a novel, student-led conference initiated at the University of Toronto to engage the medical community in a discussion about unique gender-distinctive challenges in medicine. We identified topics inadequately addressed in undergraduate curriculums, including techniques to address microaggressions and balance work-life commitments. Students from five Canadian medical schools attended WiMS in 2018. Attendees perceived significant improvement in readiness in identifying and resolving gender-associated issues following the conference. Our findings may be used to motivate curriculum development and adoption of similar initiatives to improve education on diversity.

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2020-02-27

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Jung F, Wang L, Tang J, Wen S. The Women in Medicine Summit (WiMS): Engaging students to identify and address gender-associated challenges in medicine. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2020 Feb. 27 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];11(4):e80-e83. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/68714

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