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Assessing the Benefits of the Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Mentoring Groups in Promoting and Increasing Academic Productivity

Project Description: Competing responsibilities for faculty, both professional and personal, may limit the engagement in extra-curricular faculty development opportunities. While overall felt to be informative, attendance at the University of Florida’s Health Science Center Faculty Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Group was limited. A new approach, creating small groups of interested faculty meeting to develop specific career enhancement skills, has been developed. Four groups have been created to focus on scholarly productivity, promotion, difficult conversations and involvement in professional societies. These groups allow the group members to determine a time for meeting based on the availability of the small group. The groups have an assigned mentor with experience in the topic area. Each group will meet on a monthly basis to address the targeted area of faculty development. The aim of this study is to measure faculty engagement through attendance at meetings. Secondary measures will include overall satisfaction, perceived improvement in professional development, and areas for improvement in future cycles.

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