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Women in Medicine Virtual Conference

October 9, 2020 - October 10, 2020

Women in Medicine Virtual Conference

Women in Medicine – A conference designed to amplify the lives of women in medicine and work towards gender parity in healthcare through skills development, action plans, advocacy, professional growth, education, and inspiration. Virtual Event; Oct 9-10, 2020

Barriers have existed for female physicians since the first woman was accepted into medical school.

In 2016, nearly 46% of medical school graduates were women, yet women physicians remain underrepresented in leadership roles, both in and out of academia. The focus of this summit is to identify barriers women physicians face in the medical field and create action plans that can be executed at both the local and national level. During the two-day summit, we will facilitate a consensus-driven agenda with breakout sessions and presentations by diverse women from various specialties and institutions to deliver evidence-based talks and present tools and solutions to be utilized in working towards fixing the system and closing the gender gap across all specialties in medicine. The summit will empower female faculty at various stages of their careers to develop skills and networks to facilitate success within their specialties and make positive changes within the healthcare system.

This summit will be planned and executed by a steering committee comprised of physicians from each of the major academic institutions in Chicago, with potential co-sponsorship from local and national organizations, such as the Illinois State Medical Society, Chicago Medical Society, American Medical Women’s Association, and the American College of Physicians. The Summit is a unification of women physicians, with the common goal of finding and implementing solutions to gender inequity.

Learning Objectives:

1. Advocate for the advancement of women in medicine.
2. Cite evidence-based data and peer-reviewed studies relating to gender equity and equality and implicit bias.
3. Constructively analyze the data and research on gender bias and gender equity. Gain the ability to instruct others on the topic.
4. Recognize barriers existing for women physicians and create constructive solutions to be implemented for systemic change.
5. Develop skills for career development and tools to help create programming at other institutions.
6. Define, recognize, implement, and strategize to overcome imposter syndrome.
7. Describe the differences between sponsorship, mentorship, coaching, and the utility of each.
8. Learn ways to become involved in advocacy through medicine.
9. Describe the best way to use social media to help further your message, advance your career, gain career satisfaction, and to network.

Women in Medicine Virtual Conference

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October 9, 2020
October 10, 2020
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