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Women in Medicine

WOMEN IN MEDICINE SECTION

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

    Online
    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.

Chair
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)

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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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