February 2, 2023

Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

National Women Physicians Day (Feb. 3) marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849.

At ACEP, we honor our women physician trailblazers and celebrate all the women in EM who are paving the way for future generations.

Listen to these commemorative podcast episodes:

  • ACEP Frontline: Dr. Ryan Stanton hosts a panel discussion with ACEP President-elect Dr. Aisha Terry, AAWEP Chair Dr. Alecia Gende, and EMRA President Dr. Jessica Adkins Murphy. 
  • ACEP Nowcast: Resident Fellow Dr. Sophia Görgens interviews trailblazer Dr. Pamela Bensen, the very first female emergency resident in 1971.

Give your physician mentors a shout-out. AAWEP is encouraging us to publicly acknowledge a woman physician who has mentored, inspired or helped you along the way. Tag ACEP in your shout-outs on social media or post through AAWEP's EngagED channel

Gather with fellow women in emergency medicine. Register for AAWEP's Power Up workshop during ACEP's upcoming Leadership & Advocacy Conference. It features an incredible slate of women emergency physicians led by keynote speaker Dr. Dara Kass. Picture small-group discussions about values, boundaries, leadership, and purpose designed to help you feel reinvigorated and empowered. Space is limited. Save $100 on LAC23 registration when you use promo code LEADERSHIP23. 

Free bonus content: Watch this panel discussion about being a woman in EM from ACEP22 featuring Drs. Arlene Chung, Starr Knight, Vonzella A. Bryant, and moderator Diane Birnbaumer.

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