Barriers have existed for female physicians since the first woman was accepted into medical school. In 2016, nearly 46% of medical school graduates were women, yet women physicians remain underrepresented in leadership roles, both in and out of academia.
The focus of this summit is to identify barriers women physicians face in the medical field and create action plans that can be executed at both the local and national level. During the two-day summit, we will facilitate a consensus-driven agenda with breakout sessions and presentations by diverse women from various specialties and institutions to deliver evidence-based talks and present tools and solutions to be utilized in working towards fixing the system and closing the gender gap across all specialties in medicine. The summit will empower female faculty at various stages of their careers to develop skills and networks to facilitate success within their own specialties, as well as make positive changes within the healthcare system.
This summit will be planned and executed by a steering committee comprised of physicians from each of the major academic institutions in Chicago, with endorsement from local and national organizations.
The Summit is a unification of women physicians, with the common goal of finding and implementing solutions to gender inequity.
This activity is designated for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).*
*In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Friday, September 20 at 8:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday, September 21 at 8:00am to 3:50pm
140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611