Saturday, April 27, 2024

2024 Women in Medicine & Science Leadership Conference

How to Be Well and Thrive in Academic Medicine

Conference Description

The well-being and retention of faculty in academic medicine has been challenged with steeper attrition for women. Since women constitute over half of medical school classes and assistant professors, the loss of women in medicine results in a significant forfeiture of considerable talent. In addition, faculty encounter numerous obstacles that impede their promotion and progression into leadership roles with decision-making and budgetary authority, particularly in academic medicine.  Challenges include gender bias in promotion, salary inequity, professional isolation, bullying, sexual harassment, and lack of recognition, all or which lead to higher rates of attrition and burnout in WIMS.  The UF College of Medicine- Jacksonville and Gainesville WIMS conference will address some of these challenges, equipping attendees with knowledge and tools to overcome barriers while emphasizing the importance of achieving work-life integration.  Furthermore, the conference will provide a valuable opportunity for networking and mentorship for all attendees.

Target Audience

Conference is open to housestaff, post docs, and faculty in the COM at UF Health Jacksonville and Gainesville.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Develop leadership skills and resilience within the context of academic medicine.
  • Learn and apply strategies for maintaining well-being in academic medicine.
  • Identify methods for building and leveraging a supportive professional network.
  • Describe actionable ways to improve engagement at work.