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BWIMS Professional Development Scholarship

The Baystate Women in Medicine and Science (BWIMS) Professional Development Scholarship is a monetary award to help women providers advance their academic careers and/or organizational leadership.

The scholarship may fund a variety of activities including, but not limited to, travel to present at conferences, enrollment in courses, or purchase of materials to support professional endeavors. The scholarship may also cover conference-related childcare expenses. It is, however, not intended to support professional membership or licensure fees.

Apply for the Scholarship

Eligibility

Physicians or advanced practitioners who identify as women and who are members of the medical staff at any Baystate Health entity are eligible to apply. Graduate medical trainees (i.e., residents and fellows) are also eligible. Prior winners may reapply for new projects.

Timeline 

Scholarship Application Due Date Decision Made By Dates to Use Scholarship
Spring March 1 April 1 Preceding October 1st - September 30th
Fall September 1 October 1 October 1st - September 30th

The spring scholarship may be applied retroactively, i.e., it may fund an activity that took place in the preceding 6 months. The fall scholarship will be for the following fiscal year. Receipts are required for disbursement of the scholarship.

Application Requirements

Please email the following to BWIMS@baystatehealth.org:

  • Current CV
  • Brief proposal statement (less than 500 words) about candidate’s proposed professional development activity. Proposal must include a statement of support from the candidate’s Department Chair or Service Line Leader [e.g., "I have received approval for this proposal from the Chair of my Department"].

Review and Award Process

The BWIMS Scholarship Subcommittee will score applications based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of application
  • Benefit to the applicant
  • Benefit to the organization

Special consideration will be given to proposed attendance at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ conferences for Early Career Women Faculty or Mid-Career Women Faculty.

BWIMS is supported by the Office of Faculty Affairs at UMMS-Baystate and Baystate Health’s Medical Staff Office. Its mission is to foster a dynamic and inclusive work environment. Its goals are to promote academic and leadership advancement of women providers, to optimize the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and to ensure that women providers have access to effective mentors and opportunities for skill development.

Past Scholarship Winners

2020

Fall 2020

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Elizabeth Baker, MD - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Attended Master of Science Program in Health Care Leadership at Brown University. Capstone project on child resilience.

 

Spring 2020

Farmer Maryjo

Mary Jo Farmer, MD, PhD - Pulmonary Critical Care

Presented at Hypertension 2019 in Madrid Spain and American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting 2019 in New Orleans, LA.

2019

Fall 2019

paskauskyannaAnna Paskausky, PhD, NP - Primary Care

Attended the 2019 Advanced Practice Provider Executives Leadership Conference to support her work on Baystate’s APP Leadership Committee and as Primary Care’s Advanced Practitioner Supervisor and Lead Trainer


Spring 2019

Hallisey AnastasiaAnastasia Hallisey, CNM - Ob/Gyn

Traveled to Ghana for her project in midwifery

 


oliveiraamyAmy Oliveira, MD - Radiology

Attended the AAMC Early Career Women in Medicine & Science Faculty Development Seminar

2018

lishanShan Li, MD - Radiology

Presented research at Annual Meeting of International Skeletal Society in Berlin, Germany

 

Remauro Kate smKate Remauro, NP - Behavioral Health

Attended a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workshop to bring mindfulness teaching to the Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program

 

Detterman CarlyCarly Dettermann, CNM - Ob/Gyn

Attended a Women’s Sexual Health Course for Nurse Practitioners


 

Dr. Jacqueline WuJacqueline Wu, MD - Surgery

Attended the Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) to support her research on sexual harassment in the workplace

2017

Kane EricaErica Kane, MD - Surgery

Supported a Surgery trip to Haiti to help develop an international rotation

 


kartikosusan1952614075Susan Kartiko, MD - Surgery

Attended the Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare workshop at Harvard Medical School

2016

kreychmanalenaAlena Kreychman, MD - Radiology

Presented research and attended a leadership program at a national radiology conference

 

Dejoy SusanSusan DeJoy, CNM - Ob/Gyn

Funded travel costs to a kick-off meeting in Washington DC to plan a National Quality Project to Reduce Primary Cesarean Sections

2015

2015

MahoneyKathleenKathleen Mahoney, MD - Health Care Quality

Worked on a master’s program to support her transition to medical director of Healthcare Quality

2014

Dr. Maura BrennanMaura Brennan, MD - Geriatrics

Attended a Harvard conference on negotiation skills


 

Nesteby AleahAleah Nesteby, NP - Primary Care

Attended a national meeting to learn more about starting a Transgender Health program at Baystate