Women in Medicine
The number of women in medicine is steadily rising and this year, for the first time ever, 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.
Co-chairs: Maria Aramburu, MD, and Anjali Malik, MD
Programs and Activities:
In 2019, the Section hosted a Distillery Tour and Tasting on National Women Physicians Day and a workshop on work-life boundaries. 2020 has featured more innovative programming, including online events focused on imposter syndrome and the impact of COVID-19 on women in academic medicine.
If you would like to get involved in the Women in Medicine Section, sign up here.
2020 Women in Medicine Events
The Plight of Women in Academic Medicine in the Time of COVID-19
May 27, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMMSDC's Women in Medicine Section is hosting a focused webinar on the challenges women in academic medicine face, especially now during the pandemic.
Imposter Syndrome in Medicine and How To Overcome It
August 12, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMThis interactive workshop provides an in-depth look into imposter syndrome, why women in medicine are at risk and provide a specific action plan to overcome it.
Parenting During The Pandemic
August 19, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:30 PMJoin us for a special program on parenting during COVID-19.
Dr. StartUp - Physician Entrepreneurship In Uncertain Times
September 23, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:15 PMTips from a successful physician entrepreneur on how to develop new ideas and execute strategies for healthcare sustainability and success.
Climate Change & Sustainability: Your Health and the Healthcare Industry
October 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMLearn how climate change has affected allergies, the extent to which air pollution affects our health, and the importance of sustainability for better health.