By Health.mil Staff
May 28, 2013
The nomination process is underway for the next “Stronger Female Physician Leaders in the Military Health System” awards program.
Now in its fifth year, the program seeks to raise the profile of women in military medicine. It recognizes individuals for their outstanding accomplishments and identifies role models to inspire and lead the next generation of female military physicians.
Military Health bestowed the award in March on five women for the 2013 award cycle. The senior award winner, Air Force Col. (Dr.) Kimberly A. Slawinski, vice commander at Air Force Medical Operations Agency in San Antonio, Texas, inspires girls to consider careers in engineering or medicine by volunteering at a teen summer camp focused on math and science.
“Sometimes young women need encouragement from successful women on a personal level,” she said after receiving the award. “They need to see you are truly real and interested in them as opposed to images on television, magazines or Facebook.”