The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine has achieved national prominence through its Board, its awards and programs. The FHWIM has established strong partnerships with like-minded organizations in order to deliver viable programs such as the oral history project, research fellowships, student scholarships and our annual recognition award. Through these national partnerships and programs, the Foundation has been and continues to be successful in preserving the history of women in medicine and promoting its impact today in the national arena.
With continued support and funding, we envision the ability to
- Preserve the oral histories of a diverse group of women medical leaders and the historical events important to medicine.
- Utilize state of the art technology in historical projects sponsored by the Foundation, making them widely accessible for researchers, faculty, students and the general public.
- Partner with other select institutions in order to publicize the availability of additional under-utilized resources for promoting the history of women in medicine.
- Continue to develop opportunities through which the Foundation and its partners can preserve and promote the history of women in medicine and the medical sciences, with special care to acknowledge and preserve the contributions of those groups or persons who have been traditionally underrepresented or invisible in standard histories*.
* (excluded by ethnicity, gender, culture, or lifestyle)