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Women in Medicine


The number of women in medicine is steadily rising and in 2019, more women than men enrolled in medical school. MSDC's Women in Medicine Section is physician-led and is dedicated to address the needs of women in medicine. The Section is open to women and men.
Purpose: to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles both within the greater District of Columbia medical community and MSDC; provide a networking and mentoring forum for women physicians; and discuss issues important to women physicians, i.e. women’s health.

Programs and Activities: Since its inception, the Women in Medicine Section has hosted a wide range of in-person and virtual events to further its cause. Highlights of the section's innovative programming include but are not limited to a workshop on work-life boundaries, imposter syndrome and the impact of COVID-19 on women in academic medicine, and a tour of a woman-owned distillery. 

If you would like to get involved in the Women in Medicine Section, sign up here.   
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Women in Medicine Events



    February 3, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    In-person at MSDC's offices or online via Zoom
    Enjoy hand-crafted chocolates and the company of female physicians on National Women Physicians Day, either in-person or online. REGISTER IN ADVANCE BY JANUARY 14.
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    Healthy Cooking for Any Physician

    November 8, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    We know you're busy but healthy cooking is always an option. We can show you how.
  • MSDC Annual Meeting 2019
    2022 MSDC Annual Meeting

    October 28, 2022 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Join us for an evening of fun, mingling, and celebrating DC medicine
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    CME and Spaghetti

    October 13, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Get some CME hours while enjoying a good meal and networking, thanks to PCRM.
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    Prior Auth and Copay Accumulators Day of Action

    September 20, 2022 12:01 AM to 11:58 PM

    Join your colleagues on a day of action to push for MSDC's prior authorization and copay accumulator legislation to pass.

Jaya Kasaraneni, MD

Resident Co-Chair:
Monika Masanam, MD

Student Co-Chair:
Alicia Khan


MSDC's Current Women Physician Leaders
Dr. Susanne Bathgate (President-elect)
Dr. Kirstiaan Nevin (President)  
Dr. J. Desiree Pineda (Board Chair)
Dr. Laurie Duncan (Secretary)
Dr. Theresa Stone (At-large)