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WISDM Executive Council


To provide leadership for the WISDM Faculty Organization and support professional development and increased leadership of current and future women in medicine and science.


The WISDM faculty organization seeks to further the professional goals of women physicians, scientists and dentists at the VCU Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. As a sponsor of forums for open communication, the organization facilitates networking, mentoring and collaboration among women faculty, housestaff and medical, dental and graduate students.
WISDM Faculty Organization By-laws.


To plan and conduct professional development programs and activities aimed at advancing women faculty, students (medical and graduate) and housestaff in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Opportunities include service as an officer (President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer), Committee Chairs (membership, newsletter, nominating, professional development and programming, medical student liaison, graduate student liaison, housestaff liaison) and Members-at-Large, who serve as liaison to their departments or divisions.

Procedures for Appointment

Any interested faculty member can self-identify to WISDM President or the Associate Dean for Professional Insruction and Faculty Development, and can be appointed by the president or elected by membership depending on position on the Executive Council.

Membership and Term

Elected positions are for one year with the right of renewal for an additional term. Committee chair appointments are made by the president and are for one year, with renewals possible. Membership on committees is open to all women faculty. Attendance at monthly WISDM Executive Council meetings is open to any faculty member. WISDM Executive Council meets monthly September – June. Meeting time current academic year is 2nd Thursdays, 11 am - 12 pm, McGlothlin Medical Education Center, connecting via video to the VAMC. The date may change annually to accommodate schedules of WISDM officers and committee chairs.


Julie Mayglothling, M.D.
President, WISDM Faculty Organization
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Phone: 804-827-2409
E-mail: jmayglothling@mcvh-vcu.edu

Deborah Stewart
Education Program Coordinator
Office of Faculty Affairs, Professional Instruction and Faculty Development
Phone: 804-828-6591
E-mail: dstewart@vcu.edu

Women in Medicine and Science at VCU