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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 addressing the needs of women in medicine. The Section is open to all members.
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.   


Member's Only WIM Content

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Women in Medicine Events


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    DC Council Visit Day

    June 17, 2024 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

    Calling all physicians, trainees, and medical students. MSDC is giving you an opportunity to meet with DC Councilmembers and share your perspective.

    May 29, 2024 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Calvin Coolidge HS
    Volunteer night. Support DC STEM high schoolers studying health sciences and their families.
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    Get What You're Worth: Contract Negotiations for Physicians

    April 17, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Get legal and professional perspectives on employment agreement in this webinar hosted by the Women In Medicine Section and the Gender Equity Task Force.
  • Women Physicians Making Herstory

    February 8, 2024 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    The Square
    All are invited to an in-person social on February 8 celebrating women in medicine and National Women Physicians Day.
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    MSDC Council Visit Day

    November 3, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    John A Wilson Building
    MSDC is holding an in-person day of member meetings with Council offices - and you are invited.

Ida Bergstrom, MD
Marwah Tareen, MD

Resident Co-Chair:
Monika Masanam, MD


MSDC's Current Women Physician Leaders
Dr. Susanne Bathgate (Immediate Past President)
Dr. Kirstiaan Nevin (At-Large Board Member)  
Dr. J. Desiree Pineda (Board Chair)
Dr. Ida Bergstrom (At-Large Board Member)