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Events and Opportunities

Upcoming events

WiMS Week of Wellness

December 11-15
From 12-1pm on each day, WiMS is sponsoring a unique activity that promotes wellness
For information about each day's event, view the flyer here.

Past events

"Predicting Your Leadership Success: A Checklist to Inventory your Skills and Readiness"
November 1st
Wolff Auditorium
Dinner Workshop led by speaker Deborah Saltman, MD
Invitation and Details to Follow

How to Initiate a Job Search and Prepare your CV and Cover Letter

This is the first in a series of seminars on the process of finding a new job! 

October 5th
Sackler School Room 221

WiMS Housestaff that are initiating job searchers are invited to join. Food will be provided. Please RSVP to

WiMS Family Picnic
Cancelled due to rain. To be rescheduled in the Spring of 2018.
October 9th
At Robbins Farm Park in Arlington

This park has a great playground, views of Boston, and long slides that go down a hill. 
Bring your own picnic, blanket and any games you would like. WiMS will provide bottled water and dessert.

RSVP to with the number of people who are interested in attending. You are still welcome to show up if you don't RSVP.

Eradicating Microaggressions in your Workplace

September 28th
Tufts Dental School Lounge 15th Floor

Committee invites everyone (men, women, and non-binary individuals) to attend an interactive dinner lecture. Hosted by Ranna Parekh, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Diversity ad Health Equity.
RSVP by September 26th to Food and drinks will be provided.

Leading Change Dinner Workshop

August 8th, 2017
Led by Maria Blanco, Ed.D, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, TUSM
15th Floor Dental School Lounge

Tufts Academic Promotion Workshop

The Tufts-PO WiMS subcommittee for career development organized a Tufts Academic Promotion Workshop for women faculty on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 from 5:15-7pm.

The workshop consisted of several small groups each guided by a female member of the Tufts Academic Promotions Committee.  The workshop was be highly interactive and afforded members the opportunity for guidance both from peers as well as from the Promotions Committee members.  Dinner was be provided.

WorkSmart Negotiation Workshop

March 7th, 5:30-7:30pm
Led by Ashley Pare in collaboration with the City of Boston and the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Food, drinks, books available starting at 5pm!  Come early!
Location:  Sackler Basement Room B09


WiMS Social and Roundtable: Pearls of Wisdom Feedback from the AAMC/HMS/AMA Physician Health Seminars”

March 23, 2017
15th floor Dental Lounge 5-7pm
 5-530pm Social (Buffet Dinner and Wine) followed by Roundtable discussion by former attendees of the AAMC MidWiMS and Early Career WiMS seminars, the 2016 Harvard Medical School Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women seminar, and the 2016 AMA International Conference on Physician Health, including: Drs. Christiane Dammann (moderator), Rachel Buchsbaum, Jill Maron, Amanda Vest, Jyoti Ramakrishna, Deborah Green-LaRoche, Laura Baecher-Lind, Monika Pilichowska, Kari Roberts, Lori Pai, and Neha Sharma

Sponsored by the Tufts PO Women in Medicine and Science Committee


WiMS Wellness Week

December 5-9, 2016
Yoga, meditation and other wellness events for the WiMS members. 

Work-Life Balance workshop

August 29th, 2016
5-6:30pm, Stearns Auditorium
Dr. Mary Ahn, U Mass Medical School
Book (for 1st 50 participants): Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life by Stewart Friedman

Mentoring/Networking Social

September 7th, 2016
5-7pm, Dental School Penthouse
A short introduction mentorship led by Karen Freund, MD, MPH and Neha Sharma, DO followed by an opportunity to network with other Tufts’ women physicians and scientists

WorkSmart Negotiation Workshops

June 20th, 2016 and September 15th, 2016
5:30-7:30pm, Stearns Auditorium
Led by Ashley Pare, City of Boston
Book (for 1st 50 participants): Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

Standing Up for Yourself Without Knocking Others Down Talk and Workshop

September 26th, 2016
5-6:30pm, Stearns Auditorium
Led by Israella Brill-Cass, Boston Law Collaborative
Book (for 1st 50 participants): Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone

Congratulations to Dr. MaryAnn Volpe, who was accepted into the 2017 AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar!

Congratulations to Dr. Neha Sharma and Dr. Cindy Varga, who were accepted for attendance at the AAMC Early Career Faculty Professional Development Seminar, held this July 15-18 in Washington State.