Discussion forum brings female ISMA members together
When the COVID-19 pandemic once again preempted ISMA’s annual Women in Medicine Retreat this year, the Women in Medicine Committee decided to create a new opportunity for women physicians and medical students to connect with one another, network and discuss topics of shared significance. The result was the monthly Women in Medicine (WIM) Discussion Forum.

The Zoom sessions, which are free and open to all female ISMA members, take place the third Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. After a brief opening presentation, speakers facilitate a group discussion on a designated topic. Participants who complete a learner assessment survey at the end of a session may earn CME credit.

Check out the next discussion, set for May 17:

WIM Discussion Forum: Career Path Options

Speakers: ISMA President Elizabeth Struble, MD; ISMA Past President and WIM Committee Co-Chair Heidi M. Dunniway, MD; and WIM Committee Co-Chair Maria Del Rio Hoover, MD

Discussion points: Seeking new skills or experiences to add to your career “toolbox”; developing the ability to pivot life throws you a career curveball; doing what you love, and loving what you do; being aware of complementary roles or previous vocations that inform the practice of medicine; and committing to introspection and self-reflection to help guide your career path.