The WIT Committee's focus is on mentoring medical students
and residents. The Committee plans an annual specialty choice discussion event for
M2 - M3 students in March tha t features a panel of primary care physicians during the
first hour and a contingency of specialists and sub-specialists holding
signs that students can easily locate and target for individual and small
group questions. This event is focused on lifestyle and specialty
choice. Community and academic physicians address students' concerns
about making that specialty choice, call schedule, family time, residency,
practice-based questions, and financial return.
Committee members host a welcome lunch for incoming freshmen
women and greet residents at Housestaff orientation in June. WIT advises
and supports the American Medical Women's Association student group, a very
strong group of young women who are engaged in community and campus projects.
Read the article by Sarabeth Bailey in the
Winter 2010 AMWA Connections
(pg 8 & 9). Women Faculty also host two social events for AMWA
students - an ice cream social in the fall and a spring potluck.
Women faculty and AMWA students participate in the Arkansas Women's
Foundation event, Girls of Promise, designed to encourage eighth grade girls
from around the state to stay interested in science and math. Speaker show
and discuss what your career can look like if you continue to do well.
Committee Members: Chair, Laura Sisterhen, MD, Tamara
Perry, MD, Rebecca Latch, MD, Rachael Wayne, MD, Jo Ann Wood, MD, Theresa Wyrick, MD