Development and implementation of the Women Leaders in Medicine Program at a multispecialty health care system Academic Article uri icon


  • Physicians in the USA are experiencing burnout symptoms at alarming rates, with women surpassing men. Many modalities are used to combat burnout. Leadership training is one proven strategy. Baylor Scott & White Health developed a program of systematic leadership development with quantitative and qualitative surveys and feedback from the 200 female participants of the pilot year. The Women Leaders in Medicine Program invited all Baylor Scott & White Health female physicians in both Central and North Texas to leadership training, which focused on (1) peer networking, (2) leadership skill building, and (3) mentoring, advocacy, and sponsorship with system leaders. The program was well received and highlighted the need for more in-person networking and skill-building opportunities for this demographic. Based on the data collected, the investigators are confident that this program is feasible for replication in diverse clinical settings for all female physicians.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sears, D., White, B., Dewsnap, M., & Janek, H.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019 11:11 AM