Equal Medicine

Equal Medicine was created in 2017 in an effort to develop a forum for our residents to discuss and learn about issues of gender disparities in medicine and for residents to gain the skills to address gender bias when they encounter it in clinical settings. It also includes curricular programming to support our women residents to develop the skills needed to advance and thrive in academic medicine, seeks to facilitate mentoring relationships and to celebrate each other’s successes.

Program Founders

  • Aditi Ramikrishnan, MD (program graduate 2018)
  • Nicole Hadeed, MD (program graduate 2019)
  • Jennifer Lukela, MD (Associate Program Director)

2020-2021 Leadership Team

  • Abbie Erinc, MD (HO3)
  • Laura Leuenberger, MD (HO3)
  • Sarah Uttal, MD (HO3)
  • Stephanie Spehar, MD (HO2)
  • Linnea Swanson, MD (HO2)

Recent and Upcoming Events

  • Gender-based microaggressions and bystander training, March 17, 2020 -Drs. Vigilanti, Houchens, Lukela
  • The Leaders and the Best: Women in Leadership Lessons, May 13, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID pandemic) -Dr. Carol Bradford, Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Chie Academic Officer
  • “Let’s Take a Hike”- Welcome walk for our new interns in the Arb, July 21, 2020
  • Equal Medicine Noon Conference- Witchy with a “B”: A Lady Doctor’s Guide To Running Codes, August 5, 2020 -Drs. Sheffield and Fraley
  • Equal Medicine-CES Mentorship Kick Off Event, August 11, 2020 -Drs. Lukela, Wiggins and Swanson
  • Negotiation Extravaganza 2020, October 20, 2020 -Drs. Khateed, Zakutansky, and Uttal
  • Equal Medicine-Racial Equity Book Club, coming January 2021 -Drs. Spehar and Leuenberger
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