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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


  • MSDC Annual Meeting 2019
    2022 MSDC Annual Meeting and Gala

    October 28, 2022

    Save the date for our annual meeting of members/social event.
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    CME and Spaghetti

    October 13, 2022

    Get some CME hours while enjoying a good meal and networking, thanks to PCRM.
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    CME and Spaghetti

    September 15, 2022

    Get some CME hours while enjoying a good meal and networking, thanks to PCRM.
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    National Women Physicians Day

    February 3, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Online conversation
    Join the Women in Medicine Section as they celebrate the contributions of women to medicine.
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    Overcoming Holiday Blues and To-Dos

    December 9 to 30, 2021

    MSDC’s Women in Medicine Section and the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing have partnered for an online workshop on navigating holiday blues and year-end busyness.

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)


Women In Medicine
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While the coronavirus is affecting every area of our lives, many women are encountering a unique set of pressures. We're taking concrete action to help improve women's experiences. We will speak to these new challenges head-on, with timely and relevant insights and advice that can make a real difference in the lives of women today."

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