The Women in Academic Medicine group was formed at UCSF Fresno in 2014 to create a supportive community to help foster and support women pursuing academic careers in medicine
at all stages of their careers.
The group meets quarterly (October, January, April and July) to provide career development and networking opportunities. For further information, contact Lori Weichenthal at
A group of women in academic medicine, associated with UCSF Fresno, meeting to foster advocacy on professional, academic and personal levels.
Understanding the unique perspective and challenges involved with being women in academic medicine, we seek to advocate and encourage career development and education for women at all
levels on the academic track.
Board Members 2016-2017
Lori Weichenthal, MD
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Candice Yuvienco, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Director, Division of Rheumatology
The Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) is part of the American Association of Medical Colleges. Their mission is to “advance the full and successful participation and inclusion of women within academic medicine by addressing gender equality, recruitment and retention, awards and recognition, and career advancement.” To learn more about GWIMS and the many educational opportunities they offer, go to their website at: https://www.aamc.org/members/gwims/