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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


  • Advocacy announcement 360x180
    MSDC Members Only Advocacy Agenda Briefing

    April 19, 2023 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    MSDC members - join us for our first members-only advocacy deep dive on issues you need to know before the Council.
  • Telemedicine Townhall for MSDC Members Only

    March 23, 2023 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    You have thoughts on telemedicine. Share them with us at this townhall.

    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.
  • Family cooking
    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

Jaya Kasaraneni, MD

Resident Co-Chair:
Monika Masanam, MD


MSDC's Current Women Physician Leaders
Dr. Susanne Bathgate (President)
Dr. Kirstiaan Nevin (Immediate Past President)  
Dr. J. Desiree Pineda (Board Chair)
Dr. Meghan Schott (AMA Alternate Delegate)
Dr. Theresa Stone (At-large)