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Winter 2013 EBS Events Update

Posted by fracol on April 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM



Winter 2013 EBS Events Update

This semester EBS has been busy holding events surrounding the topics of women in medicine and mentorship. Moving forward, we will continue to address these topics, with the hopes of engaging people from all gender identities. Take a look at what we've done so far:


Janurary 22, 2013

First Brown Bag Lunch Discussion - Our first topic was broad: Concerns about Being a Women in Medicine. To get discussion started, we watched part of Sheryl Sandberg's TED Talk, Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders. Our goal for our Brown Bag Lunch Discussions is to get together over lunch time once a month or so to discuss various issues of interest surrounding women in medicine. We hope to create a comfortable, casual environment for people to share and discuss.


January 31, 2013

MS1-Upperclassmen Mentoring Social - We hosted a "round robin" social during which MS1s rotated from group to group and discussed different topic during each rotation. Topics included mentorship, clerkships, choosing a specialty, residency applications, year out, and scholarly pursuits. Everyone enjoyed tasty refreshments and conversation full of useful advice.

February 21, 2013

Faculty Mentor Speed Dating for Penn Women Medical Students- Co-sponsored with UPenn's FOCUS on Health and Leadership for Women, this event was a great opportunity to meet and chat with female physicians from across the Penn Medicine community. Thanks to FOCUS for organzing a great event!

Feburary 26, 2013

Mentorship Advice Panel - A panel targeted to all medical students (males, females and people of all gender identities) to get advice and ask questions about how to establish a great mentor-mentee relationship. Our panelists included Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal MD PhD MA FRCS, Instructor in Gastrointestinal Surgery, Dr. Joan M. Von Feldt, MD, MSEd, Associate Chief of Staff, Education, PVAMC, Rachel Yang, MS4, expert mentee. Thanks to our panelist for a great session of advice!


April 7, 2013

Community Health Fair, Women's Nutrition Booth - In partnership with the Medical Student Government of the first year class, EBS put together a fun and educational nutrition booth for a community center in West Philadelphia. The booth included a demo of health snacks and parfait making, as well as handouts on tips for good nutrition. Thanks to MSG and the Community Center for organizing and hosting!


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