The Women in Pediatrics (WIP) group
was formed to promote gender equity and provide professional development,
mentoring, and sharing of experiences between faculty, clinicians, researchers,
fellows and residents in the UCSD Department of Pediatrics. Our goal is to
promote a sense of community between women (and men!) in the Department of
Pediatrics through periodic discussions, networking events, and information
We are proud to:
- Foster an inclusive environment for mentoring, support, and advocacy
- Promote academic productivity, career development, leadership, and advancement
- Engage faculty members in Pediatrics through networking and an exchange of ideas, with an emphasis on whole health, well-being, and balance
- Support service to the University and the local, national, and global community
The WIP Taskforce was initiated in 2013 by Dr. Gabriel Haddad to address
disparities in the 2011 UCSD Climate Survey that found women reporting lower
scores than men on a variety of professional, departmental and career
benchmarks. Dr. Sheila Gahanan was the inaugural taskforce chair, followed by Dr. Kay Rhee from 2016-2019. Currently, WIP is chaired by Dr. Beth Printz.
News & Upcoming events
Early Autumn Explorations – October 1, 2020
Join in a conversation with UCSD’s Dr. Linda Brubaker about her JAMA article, ‘Women physicians and the COVID-19 pandemic’. Contact Jemille Maog for Zoom information.
Spring Sips and Reflections – In our unusual year, about 30 of us through Women in Pediatrics, the Pediatrics department wellness director Dr. Ami Doshi, and the Pediatrics department Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee under Dr. Kay Rhee came together on April 30 via Zoom for a conversation about what we were facing at the time as pediatricians, women, colleagues, friends, wives, daughters and mothers.