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BWIMS Professional Development Scholarship

The Baystate Women in Medicine and Science Professional Development Scholarship was founded in 2014 to support female providers' academic and organizational advancement.

Past BWIMS Scholarship recipients have used the scholarship toward accomplishments like completing a degree, presenting research at a national conference, traveling with a surgical team to help communities in Haiti, and participating in a meeting that helped develop a transgender health program.

Apply for the Scholarship


Female physicians or advanced practitioners on staff at any Baystate Health location may apply.


BWIMS Scholarships are awarded twice a year.

Scholarship Application Due Date Dates to use scholarship

March 1st

Preceding fiscal year October 1st - September 30th*
Fall September 1st Upcoming fiscal year October 1st- September 30th*

*Scholarship has to be used within the fiscal year.

Application Requirements

Please email the following to

  • A brief proposal (less than 500 words) about the professional development request—a statement of support from the chair of the department must be included [e.g. "I have received approval for this proposal from the Chair of my Department"]
  • Current CV and brief proposal statement

Review and Award Process

Applications are scored on the following criteria:

  • Quality of application
  • Benefit to the applicant
  • Benefit to the organization
  • Promotion of applications addressing workforce gaps

The awardee is selected by the BWIMS Leadership Committee and the Scholarship Subcommittee. Special consideration will be taken for AAMC GWIMS conference attendees.

Past Scholarship Awardees


Fall 2020


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

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Mary Jo Farmer, MD, PhD - Pulmonary Critical Care

Invited to speak at Hypertension 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Delivered an oral presentation at the American College of Chest Physicians' Annual Meeting 2019 in New Orleans, LA.


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


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


Kane EricaErica Kane, MD - Surgery

Traveled to Haiti for one week with a surgical team to perform a range of general surgery procedures for the local and surrounding communities


kartikosusan1952614075Susan Kartiko, MD - Surgery

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


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



MahoneyKathleenKathleen Mahoney, MD - Health Care Quality

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


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