Women are entering medicine in growing numbers, comprising approximately half of medical students nationwide. Despite equal representation in the classroom, less than a quarter of full professors at academic medical centers and medical schools are women. We recognize that there critical and unique problems that arise as women ascend through their training, and we must work together in order to resolve these disparities. The Women in Medicine (WiM) group, created within the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, works to support female trainees and enhance camaraderie, both during our training and beyond
The goal of the Women in Medicine group is tri-fold. We aim to (1) create a supportive environment for women to learn the tools and techniques they need to be successful in the workplace, (2) support and enhance our camaraderie and (3) enhance the residency education through a multifactorial curriculum on implicit bias. We work towards this mission through a series of events throughout the year aimed and bringing us together as colleagues and friends.