Women in Medicine

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Our Women in Medicine (WIM) program seeks to foster gender equity within the BWH IM Residency and beyond. We sponsor curricular programming to nurture leadership and self-advocacy skills among residents who self-identify as female, as well as social and curricular events open to residents of all genders that raise awareness of gender-related issues in and outside of medicine.  We seek to be an inclusive and affirming community within the residency and to partner with other equity-related initiatives from an intersectional stance.

In addition to formal programming, we have spearheaded initiatives to study instances of unconscious gender-related bias within our residency (e.g. gender disparities in faculty discussants at morning report and gender disparities in recognition of resident scholarship) and have implemented solutions to address these.

Faculty leadership

Maria Yialamas​

Program Director

Sonja Solomon​

Program Director

Residents

2020-2021

Laura Horton

Chief Resident

Alicia Corwin-Muratore

Sophia Hayes

Pooja Mehta

Rose Olson

2019-2020

Emily Lau

Chief Resident

Alicia Corwin-Muratore

Lisa Rotenstein

Becky Zon

2018-2019

Paula Chatterjee

Chief Resident

Lauren Eberly

Laura Horton

Lisa Rotenstein

2017-2018

Lindsay Warner

Chief Resident

Alex Bachorik

Salina Bakshi

Idil Kore

Karen Diffenbacher

2016-2017

Ada Gropper

Chief Resident

Maria Basil

Paula Chatterjee

Michelle Christopher

Katherine Manning

2015-2016

Emily Bethea

Chief Resident

Amy Flaster

Cynthia So-Armah

Daniela Romero

2014-2015

Mary Montgomery

Chief Resident

Yi-Ding Yu

Kristin Huang

Kathleen Degnan

2013-2014

Sonja Solomon

Chief Resident

Emily Maxson

Fatima Rodriguez

Events

The WIM program sponsors 3 annual half-day retreats for residents who self-identify as female. Each retreat comprises interactive curricular programming and inspirational speakers.

  • Senior Retreat: Negotiation Skills
  • Junior Retreat: Effective Self-Promotion and Communication
  • Intern Retreat: Transition to Junior Year / Leading Teams

Social Events

We sponsor an array of social events throughout the year, with the goal of bringing female residents from various years together for fun, food, and camaraderie. These events, such as the perennial wine and cheese mixer, are always popular.

Other Events

  • Ice cream social/welcome event for new interns
  • Resident / faculty dinners twice per year
  • Annual gender bias noon conference
  • Resident-hosted “Lean In” groups
  • 2019: Curated tour of Gender-Bending Fashion exhibit at Museum of Fine Arts
  • 2019: financial planning workshop for women