Women in Medicine

BWH Women In Medicine Instagram

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

Ore Odejide

Faculty Advisor

Resident Leadership


Lauren Malishchak

Chief Resident

Alicia Corwin-Muratore

Pooja Mehta

Lauren Lynch


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

  • 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. We also have implemented a negotiation workshop for our graduating seniors to assist in best navigating the job search and beyond (see picture below).

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