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GEMS is an independent organization of organizations with the following big vision:

Equity for all women in academic medicine and science, which will drive healthcare equity for all.

We will use our collective power to align and advance initiatives to achieve our vision.


Catalyzing alignment, collaboration, and innovative approaches so that all women achieve their full potential in medicine and science.

In particular, this organization of organizations focuses on gaps known to impede attainment of gender equity in academic medicine and science:

  1. Inadequate numbers of historically excluded women admitted to medical school
  2. The gender imbalance in medical specialties and scientific disciplines
  3. Inadequate numbers of women ascending to significant leadership roles where the policies, resources (including salary), and strategic directions are set and barriers to equity are overcome
  4. Lack of flexible, targeted, and accessible support for women who bear children and/or bear the additional burden of caregiving during their careers, beginning with students, post-graduate trainees, and extending through faculty

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