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Women in Training (WIT) Committee

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