Christopher Learn, MD, of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and Department of Medicine, reviews the opportunities and challenges of adolescents and young adults transitioning to adult care providers.
Women in Medicine Trainees’ Council
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Mission StatementThe Women in Medicine Trainees Council will serve as a centralized organization to bring together trainees and faculty across medical specialties in the Department of Medicine to:
- Share ideas and experiences related to gender in academia
- Foster mentor relationships
- Promote gender balance and equity across all providers
- Mitigate gender bias
- Promote activities aimed at academic and personal advancement of women in medicine
Events & InitiativesSome of the exciting events and initiatives supported by the WIMTC include:
- The Women in Medicine Trainee Summit 2021: Become a Changemaker on March 6, 2021
- Mock interviews for women trainees applying to fellowships or jobs
- Sessions with women leaders from within Mass General and across the country, focusing on topics such as negotiations and microaggressions
- Networking events with other departments’ Women in Medicine organizations at Mass General
- Mentorship program involving women physicians of all levels within the Department of Medicine
- Designing and implementing a “Gender Bias in Medicine” curriculum within the residency program
- Improving lactation room availability and resources for physician parents
- Groundbreaking research on gender in medical training, such as the effect of “Doctor” identification badges on the misidentification of women providers working with colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Increasing parental leave to eight weeks of paid leave for parents of all genders
Helpful Links & Resources
The Office of Women’s Careers (OWC)The OWC is a long-established, hospital-wide group focused on gender equity, professional development, and community building among women at Mass General. They publish a regular newsletter of events and hold numerous events, talks, and workshops throughout the year.
Learn more about OWC
Graduate Medical EducationOur training programs strive to be family friendly, offering paid maternity and paternity leave, lactation rooms, and a variety of childcare resources.
Learn more about Graduate Medical Education
Trainee Well-being CouncilMass General Brigham GME formed a trainee well-being council to focus on the needs of trainees. Several resources such as easy access to mental health care are available to all Mass General Brigham trainees; more information can be found at the well-being website.
Learn more about the Trainee Well-being Council
Diversity and Inclusion BoardThe Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Board (DIB) is charged with furthering the fundamental mission of supporting and expanding the representation of individuals regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability within the department.
Learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion Board
Contact InformationFeel free to reach out to us with any questions!
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- Jan | 8 | 2021
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- Dec | 21 | 2020
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