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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Northwestern Women in Medicine: Thriving in the Virtual World

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Women physicians face unique challenges and obstacles throughout their professional careers. These challenges may affect leadership development and opportunities for women in medicine resulting in a gender gap in the governance of academic medical centers.  Women physicians currently lack a conference or forum for discussing strategies to achieve equality in the workplace, wellness and work life balance, mentorship and career development. The 3rd annual Northwestern Women in Medicine conference will help to identify the obstacles that contribute to gender inequity and will start the discourse to bridging it by hosting a virtual lecture series monthly.

We will shed light on gender disparities and then share experiences and tools to overcome the barriers that exist in medicine for female physicians so as to empower and create a network to lean upon.

Virtual Lecture Series Dates and Times: 

Thursday December 17, 2020 5:00PM CST
Navigating Communication in the Virtual World

Thursday January 21, 2021 5:00PM CST
The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in Academic Medicine

Thursday February 18, 2021 5:00PM CST
MD and PhD Partnering for Academic Success

Thursday March 18, 2021 5:00PM CST
Guiding Trainees for a Fulfilling Career in Medicine
Followed by: 

NON-CME Product Theater
A Focus on Women in Cardiometabolic Disease
6:00-7:00PM CST
Susan Thomas, MD
Sponsor: AstraZeneca

Thursday April 22, 2021 5:00PM CST
Being an Inclusive Leader

Thursday May 20, 2021 5:00PM CST
Pathways to Leadership in Academic Medicine

Thursday June 17, 2021 5:00PM CST
Leveraging Social Media for Education and Professional Development

Thursday July 22, 2021 5:00PM CST
Building a Pipeline of Women Leaders Through Promoting Gender Equity

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