Committee on Women in Medicine

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Committee on Women in Medicine

The mission of the School of Medicine Committee on Women is to promote professional excellence, diversity, and equity for all faculty, housestaff, and students.

The goals of the committee are:

  • to promote professional and personal growth
  • to facilitate mentoring
  • to encourage and enable collegiality
  • to foster a climate in which individuals and 
    community flourish
  • to advance the highest standards of competence
    and ethical behavior

2008 Conference Panel
Panel of Junior & Mid-Career Women Faculty, March 2008


The 1990 UVa School of Medicine Report on the Status of Women heralded a new era in transparency and discussion about the representation and success of women in academic medicine at the University of Virginia. First released in 1990 and fully updated in 1996, the report was a foundation for efforts in diversity, promotion and tenure, mentoring, recruiting, faculty development, and related areas.

Results of these efforts include greater inclusion of women on major standing committees and search committees, as nominees for faculty awards, and in the promotion and tenure process. The UVa SOM Committee on Women, chaired by Dr. Sharon L. Hostler 1989-1995, and currently chaired by Dr. Nina Solenski, hosts Women in Medicine activities each year with funds provided by the SOM.