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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


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    Medical License Renewal Webinar with DC Health

    September 8, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    What you need to know about the 2022 DC physician license renewal cycle.
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    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.

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)