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Women in Medicine

The number of women in medicine is steadily rising and this year, for the first time ever, 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.

Co-chairs: Maria Aramburu, MD, and Anjali Malik, MD

Programs and Activities:
In 2019, the Section hosted a Distillery Tour and Tasting on National Women Physicians Day and a workshop on work-life boundaries.  2020 has featured more innovative programming, including online events focused on imposter syndrome and the impact of COVID-19 on women in academic medicine.

If you would like to get involved in the Women in Medicine Section, sign up here.   


2020 Women in Medicine Events


If you are looking for information  on the September 23rd webinar, "Dr. Startup -Physician Entrepreneurship in Uncertain Times" CLICK HERE  We apologize for the confusion.

This event is hosted by MSDC's Women in Medicine Section


As if parenting wasn't hard enough already, now many Washingtonians and their families are about to embark on online learning "Round 2." Physician parents in particular are juggling greater than ever professional demands during the global pandemic. For physician parents, the stress and upheaval in work patterns and demands is coupled with uncertainty how to help children weather the disruption in schooling and social life. To say parenting during the pandemic is an unparalleled challenge is an understatement.  

We are pleased to welcome New York-base pediatrician Dr. Kelly Fradin, author of "Parenting In A Pandemic: How to help your family through COVID-19", to discuss this issue in depth - from a physician's viewpoint. 

DrFradinDr. Kelly Fradin is a pediatrician, mother and child advocate based out of NYC. She was inspired to pursue medicine after surviving childhood cancer and uses her experience as a patient to be a more empathetic physician. After graduating from Harvard College with an undergraduate honors degree in psychology, she completed her doctorate at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

She can be followed on Instagram @adviceigivemyfriends and maintains a monthly newsletter. Sign up at her website.