It's time to care for women doctors the way we care for others.

It's time to care for women doctors the way we care for others.

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Why we care about empowering women in medicine

In our over 20 years combined direct patient care experience serving thousands of patients and families in our communities, we know what it’s like to love our profession but feel the joy for practicing medicine dwindle over the years as the ever-changing healthcare landscape makes us feel all the more isolated, overworked, undervalued, unappreciated, and like just another cog-in-the wheel.

Female doctors are more likely to leave medicine

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently highlighted research that “40% of women physicians go part-time or leave medicine altogether within six years of completing their residencies.” (Paturel, AAMC, 2019).

Less than 20% of healthcare leadership positions are held by women

While the majority of U.S. medical students are now women, only 34% of physicians in the workforce are women, and only 16% of hospital C-suite leaders and 18% of deans and department chairs are women. The leadership funnel narrows early for women. (Mangurian, et al. Harvard Business Review, 2018).

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February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm PST

Introduction to Mindful Self Compassion for Women Physicians Workshop

Introduction to Mindful Self Compassion for Women Physicians Live Workshop with Denis Udall and Barbara Kaplan | Tuesday, February 2, 7-8:15pm PT | Free

February 9

Mindful Self Compassion for Women Physicians Course

Mindful Self Compassion for Women Physicians Course with Denis Udall and Barbara Kaplan | February 9 - March 16

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Developing Intuitive Healing Skills for Women Physicians: A Special Workshop with Dr. Judith Orloff

Developing Intuitive Healing Skills for Women Physicians: A Special Workshop with Dr. Judith Orloff | Saturday, March 20, 2021 | 1-3pm PST

Female doctors are at higher risk of burnout

Female physicians have a 20-60% increased odds of burnout compared to men (West, et al. J. Internal Med. 2018). Studies suggest that emotional exhaustion may trigger burnout in women doctors (Houkes, et al. BMC Public Health, 2011). Physician burnout has been shown to correlate with a greater intent to decrease clinical workload or to leave current clinical practice (Shanafelt, et al. Arch Intern Med, 2012).

Female doctors are at higher risk of dying by suicide

Physicians practicing in the United States are at higher risk of suicide compared to other professions, with women particularly at risk (Dutheil, et al. PLOS One, 2019). The chances of dying by suicide are substantially higher for physicians than non-physicians, and between 250-400% higher for female physicians than other women (Hampton, T. JAMA, 2005). The suicide rate among female physicians is 2.27 times higher compared to females in the general population.

Compassionate Community

We envision a brighter and healthier future

We care deeply about our profession and our community. Our mission is to help female doctors become the most joyful, powerful, compassionate version of themselves. In addition to building our own community, we're also here to encourage and facilitate female physicians like you to build peer networks through group meet-ups and events. You don’t need to practice alone.

What we can do

Our recommended solutions

We believe empowering and lifting up each other with high-quality resources, a compassionate community and radical collaborations will transform our experience as women in medicine for the better. Our solutions are grouped into four key areas, proven to keep us healthy and strong:

Leadership Development

Professional Coaching

Peer Support

Self-Compassion

Relationships & Parenting Support

Resources

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October 9, 2020 in Leadership Development

What Does Leadership Mean to You?

The concept of leadership is so broad. It’s such a vast topic that it’s difficult to come up with…
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September 14, 2020 in Relationships & Family Support

Mom Guilt in Women Physicians

I like to think I’m a pretty good mom.  My three kids are happy, secure, and kind (at least…
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September 14, 2020 in General

100 Years From Now as Women

This past month marked the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in the United States with the…
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