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Rachel Levine, M.D., M.P.H

 Rachel Levine Rachel Levine - At Johns Hopkins since 2001

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development

Why did you decide to join Johns Hopkins Medicine?

I came to Johns Hopkins to complete a fellowship in general internal medicine (GIM) with a focus on medical education. I picked the fellowship at Hopkins because of the outstanding reputation of the medical education training program in GIM.

Why have you decided to stay at Johns Hopkins Medicine?

I love working with incredibly talented and dedicated colleagues. In my different roles I am able to engage in a variety of meaningful professional activities. I do feel like I am making a difference. I am happy to come to work each day.

Do work that is meaningful and which you are passionate about.

Please tell us about how you reached your leadership position.

I have two leadership roles: associate vice chair for women’s academic careers in the Department of Medicine and associate dean for faculty educational development in the school of medicine. I feel very fortunate that both of these roles allow me to do work that I am very passionate about and which I feel that I am trained to do. I have been involved with the Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers in the Department of Medicine since I was a fellow. This was great “training” for a leadership role because it gave me exposure to women role models and access to departmental leadership.

Which of your accomplishments are you most proud of at Johns Hopkins Medicine?

I am extremely proud of how the Women’s Task Force has evolved into a recognized “player” in addressing gender disparities. I believe that the task force has raised awareness about issues related to transparency around leadership and promotion and salary equity. Although it is a small thing, I am proud that we have had babysitting for women faculty attending our annual dinner event.

What advice would you give a woman who is aspiring to grow in her leadership responsibilities?

My advice would be to clarify your goals and aspirations then understand how the organization and sponsorship works. Establish a broad network. Do work that is meaningful and which you are passionate about.

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