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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.   


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Women in Medicine Events


  • 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
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    CME and Spaghetti

    October 13, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Get some CME hours while enjoying a good meal and networking, thanks to PCRM.
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    Prior Auth and Copay Accumulators Day of Action

    September 20, 2022 12:01 AM to 11:58 PM

    Join your colleagues on a day of action to push for MSDC's prior authorization and copay accumulator legislation to pass.
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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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    Lifestyle Medicine for DC Area Physicians

    September 13, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Want to incorporate lifestyle medicine into your practice or routine? Our renowned experts and your peers have some advice. Supported by Vida Fitness.

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)