2.1.24 OWIMS Book Club: Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century
This event will take place live, virtual via Zoom
Beginning with Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first black woman to graduate from medical school just fourteen months after the Emancipation Proclamation, TWICE AS HARD introduces readers to the lives and achievements of prominent black women physicians all the way up to the present, spotlighting Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey who, in 2003, became the first woman and first African American to lead the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and oversee its $8 billion endowment. She was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes multiple times.
Not just constructing a history, Brown sets out to inspire future generations of black women who will pursue medicine, creating a new class of role models in the women whose histories she shares. As TWICE AS HARD shows, overcoming racism and sexism to become a doctor was a monumental feat in and of itself. But beyond this, the physicians highlighted in TWICE AS HARD made significant contributions to medicine and healthcare, and this new work establishes a lineage of black women doctors whose accomplishments are undeniably important and inspirational. Now a medical student, Jasmine Brown is shedding light on the black women doctor role models she grew up without.
This session is open to all faculty, staff and trainees.
After participating in this event, learners should be better able to:
1. Explore the intersectionality of race and gender in the context of the medical profession, considering the unique challenges faced by Black women physicians.
2. Examine the concept of role models and the impact they can have on individuals pursuing careers in underrepresented fields.
3. Explore the contributions of Black women physicians to healthcare and their role in addressing healthcare disparities.
|5:30 - 7 pm
This is a live virtual event via Zoom
Discussion led by:
Jasmine Brown, M.Phil., MD Candidate
University of Pennsylvania
Katherine Sharkey, MD, Ph.D. (Chair)
Associate Dean for Gender Equity
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Office of Women in Medicine & Science
Coordinator, Brown Office of CME
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: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the Rhode Island Board of Psychology.
- 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 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.