2023 WIMS Professional Retreat


Upcoming date
May 10 @ 6 pm to May 12 @ 11 am, in Micanopy, FL!

Mission statement 

Creating a community within a large organization gives members a greater sense of purpose and meaning to their work.  The University of Florida Women in Medicine and Science Professional Retreat will provide opportunities to become profoundly connected with other UF Health women faculty, giving participants a deep sense of belonging and pride.  We aim to accomplish these goals by combining structured professional development sessions with proven wellness activities in a comfortable and welcoming setting.


With a maximum of 20 women physicians, physician assistants, and scientists from UF COM, participants will certainly get to know each other.


Herlong Mansion B&B, Micanopy, Florida

Check in: Wednesday, May 10, 6 pm

Check out: Friday, May 12, 11 am

Please plan to stay for the duration of the retreat.  

 Fee: $300, includes accommodations and most meals and activities.  Accommodations are shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Therefore, spouses and children are not able to accompany you to this retreat.   

Shared bedrooms and bathrooms (private beds)

Register Here

Confirmed session leaders:

  • Dr. Lisa Merlo-Greene
  • Dr. Julia Close
  • Dr. Ellen Zimmermann
  • Dr. Maureen Novak
  • …More to come!

Featuring discussion sessions about working with optional activities like yoga, wine tasting, art, chair massages in a beautiful B&B! 

Learning Objectives: As a result of participation in this activity, participants will be able to:

Identify at least 3 other WIMS faculty whom you have gotten to know and could contact if you need support or help. Studies show that social connections lead to learning, innovation, knowledge sharing, and improved employee and organizational performance. (Cross, Harvard Business Review, 2019)

List 3 reasons why you enjoy your jobs, even when they are stressful and demanding.

Describe 3 actionable ways to improve your engagement at work.


Target Audience: COM faculty who identify themselves as a woman.


Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (number to be determined). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.