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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 in advancing their academic and leadership careers.

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

Eligibility

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

Timeline

BWIMS Scholarships are awarded twice a year.

Scholarship Application Due Date Dates to use scholarship
Spring

March 1st

Preceding October 1st - September 31st
Fall September 1st Upcoming October 1st- September 31st

Scholarship has to be used within the fiscal year. The spring scholarship can include the preceding 6 months until September 31st after. The fall scholarship will be for the following fiscal year.

Application Requirements

Please email the following to BWIMS@baystatehealth.org:

  • 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

Spring 2019

oliveiraamyAmy Oliveira, MD - Radiology

Presented at the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Development Seminar


 

Hallisey AnastasiaAnastasia Hallisey, CNM - Ob/Gyn

Anticipated travel to Ghana for her project in midwifery

 


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

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

 

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

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