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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


  • VIDA
    Summer Spa Social

    July 19, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Nothing says summer like a relaxing spa treatment, socializing, refreshments, and a trip to the pool. DC's hard-working women physicians and practice managers are invited to a wellbeing event at VIDA Fitness’s Aura Spa.
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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.
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    Women and Wealth: Your Financial Journey

    November 17, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    MSDC’s Women in Medicine (WIM) Section is pleased to present a targeted financial planning session specifically for women.
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    2021 MSDC Annual Meeting and Gala

    October 29, 2021 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    MSDC members can "design a better future" at our annual member event.

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)