SWAPS (Support for Women as Aspiring Physician Scientists) was founded in 2016. Women students within the MD/PhD program, with the support of program leadership, created this program to address the needs of women students as they progress toward academic careers.

SWAPS sponsors a number of events and provides both opportunities for informal interactions that promote support and camaraderie among our group, as well as more formal mentorship events with female MD/PhD physician-scientists including local Tufts MD/PhD alumni and Tufts faculty.

SWAPS is run by the women in the MD/PhD program, who all volunteer their time and effort to promote and maintain this important series for current and future MD/PhD students.