Women in Pulmonary (WiP) Group at UCSF

WIP Happy Hour

The WiP was established in 2015 as a community where women in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine could promote the advancement and full participation of women in academic medicine. It has served as a supportive space to share experiences, foster peer mentorship, and advocate for cultural change.The mission

of the UCSF WiP is to promote gender equity in academic medicine by addressing the unique challenges female physicians face over the course of their careers. We aim to accomplish this by improving the recruitment and retention of women in academic medicine careers, promoting women for awards and recognition, and supporting career development and advancement. 

Since its inception, the WiP has partnered with division leadership to find solutions to support fellows and faculty. This included mandatory implicit bias training, an annual division-wide faculty retreat, a monthly faculty mentorship series, and guidance through mid-term appraisal for assistant professors. The collaboration has also contributed three division leadership roles focused on faculty experience, faculty mentoring, and diversity, equity and inclusion. We are proud of the progress made so far in our division and are committed to continuing to support women in medicine.




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Women in Pulmonary Visiting Professor Series

The WiP thanks the following women trailblazers from across the country who have participated in our visiting professor series and shared their experiences in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. We will continue to foster a national network of women in academia.  


University of Pittsburgh

Johns Hopkins University

Columbia University

University of Pennsylvania

Baylor College

University of Colorado Denver

National Jewish Health

University of British Columbia

Harvard Medical School


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Helpful Links & Resources

External Resources
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San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center (SFVAMC)



For more information about the UCSF Women in Pulmonary Group, please contact co-chairs: