Happy week of International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD2019)!

In the spirit of this year’s IWD2019 theme, #BalanceforBetter, I pulled together this collection of posts from and about women in medicine. I hope you will draw inspiration from them for your own lives and practices.

1. Being a Woman, by Dr. Anne Malatt

An uplifting reflection on our lives as women and physicians.

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2. IWD 2019: Suffragettes and medical women — examining the ‘jealous mistress’

An insightful historical perspective on the conflicts faced by women physicians a century ago.

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see also the weeklong series of articles for International Women’s Day, at the Royal College of Physicians’ website

3. Honor National Women Physicians Day With Self-Care

By Stephanie Graff, MD, FACP

I related very much to this post on by Dr. Graff, an oncologist and mom like myself. She reminds us not to neglect ourselves as we take care of everyone around us.

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From celebrating the strength in our femininity, to remembering and honoring our trailblazing predecessors, to not losing sight of ourselves, why not take a few more minutes for yourself and check out the full articles above!

See also my related posts on this site:

What links did I miss? What are your thoughts on IWD2019? Know of a great article that should be on this list? Please comment!

Originally published at The Hopeful Cancer Doc.

Physician/writer. Essayist, published in NEJM, JAMA, JAMA Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and The ASCO Post. Doximity Op-Med Fellow.

Physician/writer. Essayist, published in NEJM, JAMA, JAMA Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and The ASCO Post. Doximity Op-Med Fellow.