School of Medicine Receives National Women's Leadership Award

September 20, 2018

Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been selected to receive the 2018 Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

This national award recognizes the School of Medicine’s commitment to supporting and advocating for the professional advancement of women in medicine and science.

"This tremendous honor truly reflects the hard work of our faculty to create a working and learning environment that inspires leadership and nurtures success," said Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine. "Being recognized is also a direct result of the efforts of our Women in Medicine and Science program, which has led active and innovative programs to support women at the Medical Center for 26 years."

The School of Medicine’s Women in Medicine and Science program was established in 1992 and focuses on mentoring, career development, research, education and work-life integration programs that passionately support the recruitment, retention and promotion of women across the organization.

Since the AAMC award was first given in 1995, it has recognized 23 individuals and 18 programs across the country.

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