Advancement of Women Faculty

The purpose of the Advancement of Women Faculty award is to recognize the MUSC faculty member who best demonstrates excellence in his/her commitment to the advancement and promotion of women faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina. 

A call for nominations is underway for the MUSC ARROW Award for Advancement of Women Faculty. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm, Friday, October 8, 2021. Note that nominations will require a mentoring table to be considered. Please contact the ARROW program coordinator, Rachel Simmons at if you have any questions.

Advancement of Women Award nomination form
Advancement of Women Award mentoring table template (must have MUSC NetID to log in to Box)


John R. Raymond Fellowship

Annually, a female faculty member at MUSC (of any rank) is selected to receive this monetary fellowship award to be used towards building a collaboration with a renowned expert (male or female) in her field; provide the Mentor Award to the renowned expert identified by the selected woman faculty member; and hold a reception to honor the fellowship recipient, as well as to provide an opportunity for the recipient and other MUSC women faculty to network with one another

The fellowship is administered by the ARROW Initiative with support from the Office of the Provost.  


Eminent Scholar

ARROW Initiative annually recognizes a prominent, nationally- and internationally-known woman scholar, bringing the scholar to campus to (a) expose MUSC women faculty to role models & (b) increase the exposure of MUSC male faculty and students to exceptional women scholars.