10.14.21 | Lessons Learned Along My Journey to Professor
Women make up 50% of medical school students, but women’s representation at leadership ranks in academic medicine and healthcare trails far behind. Although these data are well described, gaps remain in translating this knowledge to action. Moreover, unbalanced gender representation is more common in some specialties than others.
The OWIMS offers programming to promote the academic advancement of women in medicine and science.
After participating in this program, learners should be better able to:
- Identify barriers to academic promotion
- List steps that help improve chances of promotion
- Describe how leaders can help improve equity and diversity in surgical and medical specialties
This is a live webinar hosted via the Zoom Meeting platform.
An email with a link to access the Zoom event will be sent upon registration.
Sareh Parangi, MD
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Chair of Surgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Director, MGH Thyroid Cancer Research Laboratory
Dr. Sareh Parangi is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a busy endocrine surgeon at Newton Wellesley Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She currently serves as Chair of Surgery at Newton Wellesley Hospital. She has interest and expertise in thyroid tumors and hyperparathyroidism. She focuses her clinical efforts on endocrine surgery and applies her basic science knowledge and expertise to tumor progression in thyroid cancer. Dr. Parangi has repeatedly been one of the Boston surgeons named in Best of Boston in Boston Magazine and her excellence in both research and her clinical expertise have earned her a national and international reputation.
Dr. Parangi is active in many organizations that promote gender equity and diversity in surgery and medicine because she feels there is still a large need in promoting women and those underrepresented in medicine to leadership positions in academia and surgical organizations. She believes that although the promotion of a diverse workforce in surgical subspecialties has been slow which is obvious to her given her personal story on becoming the 2nd ever female Professor of Surgery at MGH, now is the time to institute bigger systematic changes that will ensure the best and the brightest get attracted to and succeed in surgery.
Coordinator, Brown Office of CME
Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD
Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor of Medicine & Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Director, Brown Office of CME
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This activity is approved for 1.5 Category 1 CE Credits.
Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.50 APAThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
- 1.50 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.