Congratulations Lea Walters, MD (AAWEP Councilor) on the completion and success of her grant project, "Working in Fours". The project team developed and distributed a survey to identify trends relevant to intergenerational communication. Results were used to research and produce a toolkit for encouraging intergenerational communication specific to women in Emergency Medicine and useful to AAWEP and ACEP leaders interested in proactively addressing generation differences among clinical teams. Download the toolkit (PDF).
Even though we are still making plans to attend the ACEP17 Scientific Assembly - plans for ACEP18 are well under way! Please consider submitting your didadic proposals and share your insights and knowledge with the attendees at ACEP18.
Course proposal information can be found on the ACEP website, and are due November 1, 2017. If you would like it to be AAWEP-supported (any didactic that is being submitted by a member of AAWEP, relates to our section’s mission, and is approved by the Board, please email the AAWEP Didactics Chair Sneha Chinai.
Hot off the Press! Don’t miss this enlightening study on gender distribution among American medical specialty leaders. Read how EM fared when researchers evaluated the relative representation of women on ABMS boards and compared it with the gender composition of the 25 respective specialties studied. Spoiler alert: 29% of current American Board of Emergency Medicine directors are women, while 27% of EM physicians and 37.4% of EM physicians-in-training are female.
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Also, please stay tuned for more information on the important work being done by ACEP’s Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. Initiated by President Rebecca Parker, the group is focused on examining the EM landscape to identify barriers to improving diversity on all levels.
How do you envision your future in EM? Would you enjoy a leadership position within ACEP – perhaps serving as a Councilor, a member of the ACEP Board, or on the AAWEP Executive Committee? Position yourself now to be a part of the leadership pipeline, and let AAWEP help you channel your skills and goals into some of the most influential positions in emergency medicine. Build a leadership roadmap and supercharge your future with LeaP! Get started here.
We’re proud to honor this stellar group of annual AAWEP Award winners. Year after year, they continue to inspire us!
Rising Star - Lauren Walter, MD
Outstanding ED Director - Erin Watson, MD
Outstanding Mentor - Gabrielle Jacquet, MD, MPH, FACEP
Resident Rocks It! - Alicia Mikolaycik Kurtz, MD
Rising Star - Ijeoma Akunyili, MD, MPA
Outstanding ED Director - Kathleen M. Brown, MD, FACEP
Outstanding Mentor - Kerryann B. Broderick, MD, FACEP
Resident Rocks It! - Jamie R. Santistevan, MD
Rising Star – Stacey Trent, MD
Outstanding ED Director – Richard Zane, MD
Outstanding Mentor – Tracy Sanson, MD, FACEP
Resident Rocks It! – Antonia Helbling, MD
Rising Star – Stephanie Eucker, MD
Outstanding Mentor – Vicken Totten, MD, FACEP
Resident Rocks It! – Adaira Landry, MD
Rising Star – Sneha Shah, MD
Outstanding Mentor – Mary Westergaard, MD, FACEP
Resident Rocks It! – K. Kay Moody, DO, MPH
NEW!Summer 2017: Words of Wisdom
Spring 2017: Something Different
Winter 2017: Fighting On
Summer 2016: Leading with Heart
Spring 2016: Lifting Others Up
Winter 2016: Breaking Down Barriers
Winter 2015: Our Past, Present, and Future
Fall 2015: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Summer 2015: Things are Heating Up
Spring 2015: New Tools, New Ideas
February 2015: Staying Strong
September 2014: Our Favorite Patients
July 2014: Our Best Mentors
April 2014: Our Lessons Learned
January 2014: New Year. New Goals!
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We’re excited to share links to a few of our favorite essays, videos, podcasts, and articles focused on the challenges and rewards of being a woman leader. We hope you enjoy them! Do you have a go-to leadership resource you’d like to share with the section? E-mail it to email@example.com.
Women's Leadership Gap Data (PDF)
Culture Conducive to Women's Academic Success (PDF)
Thanks for the Compliment, But I'm Not a Nurse
Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
Why Women Still Can’t Have it All
A Busy ER Doctor Slows Down to Help Patients Cope With Adversity
How Can Young Women Develop a Leadership Style?
Factors Enhancing Career Satisfaction Among Female Emergency Physicians
14 inspirational quotes from pioneering women
The Most Undervalued Leadership Traits of Women
You Can! A guide for women emergency physicians (PDF)
Stop Blaming Women for Holding Themselves Back at Work
Best Speeches by Famous Petite Women - Inspirational (Video)
Male Executives Don’t Feel Guilt, See Work-Life Balance as a Women's Problem
“Seek and take advantage of opportunity; despise no opening wedges, however formidable. Every improved circumstance comes as a helping hand, not only to the profession, but to our sex.”
— Dr. Clara Marshall, during her graduation address to Women’s Medical College in 1879
Help us celebrate your accomplishments and spread the word about the power (and newsworthiness!) of women in emergency medicine. Have you been featured in a news story? Written an editorial? Published a peer-reviewed paper? Provided commentary on a breaking news segment? Given a televised lecture? Let us bask in your 15 minutes of fame! We want to showcase your talents on our website and in the quarterly AAWEP Newsletter. Share the news by emailing Susan Gell-Horton.
Don't miss this FANTASTIC TED Talk by AAWEP member Dr. Alyson McGregor on the consequences of gender disparities in medicine. Dr. McGregor is the co-founder and director of the Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine Division (formerly Women’s Health in Emergency Care) within the Department of Emergency Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her group's aim is to establish research and educational endeavors that promote sex- and gender-specific medicine and women’s health as they relate to emergency care.
Work, live, lead, grow, and talk with the women of emergency medicine at feminem.org, a new blog written for us (by us)! Working in any ED has its challenges, and our individual journeys are unique – but as a community, we will survive and thrive. Look no further than this inspirational forum for ideas, support, and connection.
Looking for a section that will address your needs as an emergency physician and a woman? The American Association of Women Emergency Physicians is for you.
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