Women in Medicine

UC San Diego Internal Medicine is committed to supporting and empowering Women in Medicine!

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September 2018: An entire month dedicated to celebrating Women in Medicine here at UCSD!
August 29, 2018: How to Interview with Dr. Geary, current VP of Ambulatory Care for Scripps Clinic and former graduate of UCSD Internal Medicine
August 28, 2018: Advancing Women in Medicine workshop/networking event


May 31, 2018: Resilience in Medicine: Advancing Women in Medicine workshop
April 22, 2018: Mentoring Event with Dr. Irina Petrache, Chief of National Jewish Health in Denver
March 1, 2018: How to Succeed in Medicine with Confidence, Advice from our Female GI Faculty Panel
November 7, 2017: God’s Hotel book club with Dr. Sweet (author), an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a prize-winning historian with a Ph.D. in history. 
Dr. Victoria Sweet

October 10, 2017:
Diversity in Medicine with Dr. Kirstin Bibbins-Domingo, Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine. She also directs the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, a research center focused on discovery, implementation, policy, advocacy, and community engagement for communities at risk for poor health and inadequate healthcare
Dr. Kirstin Bibbins-Domingo

August 3, 2017: Earning what you're worth seminar by UCSD MSTP Women Physician
Women Physician Scientists Advocacy Group – Negotiations Seminar
SeptemberSeptember was Women in Medicine Month!!
Celebration of the women in medicine at UCSD
September 12, 2017: Webinar on How to position yourself as a physician leader
September 28, 2017: Q&A Webinar on Leadership Principles for Women in Medicine with Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, MACP; Darilyn V. Moyer MD, FACP; and Fatima Zahara Syed, MD, MSc


June 7, 2017Academic Women in Medicine with Dr. Anita Raj, Tata Chancellor Professor of Medicine and the Director of UC San Diego’s Center on Gender Equity and Health
March 21, 2017: Dr. Elaine Muchmore, Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, receives the 2017 Association of Specialty Professors’ Eric G. Neilson Distinguished Professor award in Baltimore, MD
February 7, 2017Can we have it all? with Dr. Lori Daniels, Professor of Medicine, Director of Coronary Care Unit, Division of Cardiology 
August 4, 2016Lean in with Dr. Connie Benson, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Fellowship Program Director

Women in Medicine Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Alison Moore

Dr. Alison Moore Dr. Moore is a nationally recognized woman physician, scientist and educator in the field of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. As chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology in the UCSD Department of Medicine, she leads the division’s efforts toestablish excellence in clinical care, education, research, and community engagement. As a professor, Dr. Moore also lectures to students, residents, fellows and faculty on topics in aging including substance use, HIV and age-friendly health-systems. She is an excellent role model for all, especially young women physicians!

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Moore was the chief-at-large of the Division of Geriatrics at UCLA Health and a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

She completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and a residency in internal medicine at Brown Alpert Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Moore earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and obtained a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and of the American Geriatrics Society (AGSF)  where she is a member of the Board of Directors. 

Women in Medicine Resident Spotlight: Dr. Janet Ma

Janet Ma is one of our AMAZING third year categorical residents. She was recently in Munich presenting her research at the European Society of Cardiology meeting. #goals

Here is what Janet has to say:

1. About Me: I am a midwesterner through and through (from Iowa and Michigan!) but keep returning to California for the sunshine. Went to Pomona College near LA for undergrad, then back to the Midwest for med school at University of Michigan. My favorite hobbies here in San Diego are open water swimming at the La Jolla Cove, exploring the local hiking trails, and hitting up the Hillcrest Farmer's Market for iced Vietnamese coffee. I have also become really a huge fan of post-call brunch.

2. Why UCSD: The residents! When I went to my pre-interview dinner, everyone seemed amazing. I still feel this way even as a third year! The mentorship is also wonderful here - I've always felt so supported both professionally and personally. Finally, I feel super grateful for the unique spectrum of patients we get to serve across three different hospitals.

3. Future Plans: Chief year, then cardiology!

To see more posts, please visit the Resident's Website and 
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