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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


  • Advocacy announcement 360x180
    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.
  • Wilson Bldg 360x180
    DC Council Visit Prep Session

    November 2, 2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Join us for a conversation on how physicians can best advocate for themselves and their patients. Plan on walking away with practical tips and to-dos.
  • MSDC Annual Meeting 2019
    2023 MSDC Annual Meeting

    October 27, 2023 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Join us for an evening of fun, mingling, and celebrating DC medicine
  • BOOK TALK: Dr. Peter J. Hotez

    September 16, 2023 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Politics and Prose
    Join MSDC for an outing to hear from AMA honoree Dr. Peter Hotez talk about his new book.
  • Retirement Savings Challenges for Women

    September 13, 2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    MSDC virtual meeting space
    Learn about retirement savings challenges for women physicians from Asset Strategy Consultants and get the physician perspective on broader retirement challenges.

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)