Current Efforts

To fulfill our mission, we aim to:

  • Create a network for our members to provide support and a space to discuss relevant topics
  • Facilitate the development of relationships with faculty and alumnae mentors and sponsors
  • Provide educational opportunities for the greater community at ISMMS regarding barriers faced by women in science and medicine
  • Organize workshops for professional development and career planning for our peers
  • Conduct research to better understand the challenges faced by women
  • Collaborate with other student groups at ISMMS and other institutions

See our upcoming events here!

Past Activities

Career Toolbox Series: Building Skills for Success

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4-5:30PM

As a member of Women in Science & Medicine (WiSM) and with the support of the Office of Academic Development and Enrichment, we hosted the first event in a Career Toolbox Series, covering the following topics:

Personal Branding for Career Success – Lisa Bloom, MBA

Mentor-Mentee Relationships for Career Building – Scott Friedman, MD

Social Hour: Unintended Consequences of Sexual Harassment and implications for medicine

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 5-7PM

​We discussed two articles: “Unintended Consequences of Sexual Harassment Scandal” and “Do Patients Need a Chaperone?


All the Places You’ll Go: Conversations with Mount Sinai Alumnae

Thursday, November 9, 2017 6-8PM

In collaboration with AMWA and WiS, we hosted a Q&A panel with 6 Mount Sinai women graduates, followed by a networking reception with Mount Sinai students and other alumnae.

MD/PhD Panelists: Dr. Talia Swartz, Dr. Erin Rich

MD Panelists: Dr. Maria Padilla, Dr. Janice Gabrilove

PhD Panelists: Dr. Yana Zorina, Dr. Xiu Yan Wang


WiMSTP marched for science in NYC!

Left to right: Jennifer Diaz, MP4; Rebecca Hamlin, MS3; Miriam Merad, MD/PhD; Fiona Desland, MP2; Jessica Tan, MS2

Talia Swartz, Associate Director of the MD/PhD Program, and family

Jessica Tan and Jennifer Diaz were interviewed about their love of science

At right: Robert Rifkin, MP5


Students and faculty met with Dr. Hannah Valantine before her 2017 Women in Science and Medicine Keynote lecture at ISMMS.

Left to right: Jennifer Diaz, MP4 (President, WiMSTP); Jessica Pinto-Silva, PREP Scholar; Jennielle Jobson, PhD Candidate (Secretary, SEOS); Hannah Valantine, MD (NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity); Eziwoma Alibo, MP1 (Co-Chair, SEOS); Anastasia Beldovskaya, MS2 (ISMMS Parent’s Group); Talia Swartz, MD/PhD (Assistant Professor, Infectious Disease and Associate Director, MD/PhD Program)



Jennifer Diaz, MP4, and Helya Ghaffari, MP3, attended the 3rd Annual Symposium for Advocates of Women Physician Scientists at MUSC!

Jennifer Diaz, MP4, and Helya Ghaffari, MP3, with the ISMMS Women in MSTP poster

Helya Ghaffari, MP3, discusses her poster at the symposium

Helya Ghaffari, MP4, discusses her poster on cancer drug discovery at the symposium

Jennifer Diaz, MP4 with her poster on breast cancer

Jennifer Diaz, MP4 with her poster on breast cancer

Jennifer Diaz, MP4 at lunch with colleagues at the symposium

Jennifer Diaz, MP4 at lunch with colleagues at the symposium