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

Sonja Solomon‚Äč

Faculty Advisor

Ore Odejide

Faculty Advisor

Resident Leadership

2020-2021

Helen Knight

Chief Resident

Brittany Ricci

PGY-3

Abigail Schiff

PGY-2

Lauren Lynch

PGY-3

Eliza Cricco-Lizza

PGY-3

PROGRAMMING

Retreats

The WIM program sponsors 3 annual half-day retreats for residents who self-identify as female. Each retreat comprises structured skill-building around a theme.

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

Other Events

We sponsor special events throughout the year to bring together residents and faculty for networking, camaraderie, learning and good food. Some of the events are hosted for residents who identify as female. Others are open to the entire residency community. Events include:

  • Resident-Faculty dinners twice per year
  • Annual noon conference on recognizing and addressing gender bias
  • Annual medical grand rounds coinciding with Women in Medicine month
  • Ice Cream Social welcome event for new interns
  • Guided tour of MassArt Museum exhibit on the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts (2021)
  • Curated tour of Gender-Bending Fashion exhibit at Museum of Fine Arts (2019)
  • Financial planning workshops