career opportunities; female physicians; fertility; gender disparity; graduate medical education; interprofessional collaboration; interprofessional education; women in health care; work-life balance


Interprofessional Education | Medicine and Health Sciences


There are many studies, some discussed in this article, that recognize the numerous issues faced by women in medicine and the health care field. In response to the prevalence of these challenges, Riverside Community Hospital’s General Medical Education department organized the second Women in Medicine & Healthcare Symposium on November 17, 2023. The symposium featured a panel of women leaders addressing challenges, such as work-life balance, maternity leave, fertility concerns, and family planning. Personal stories and studies on gender bias and infertility shed light on the shared experiences of women physicians. The positive response prompted Riverside Community Hospital to view the event as the first step in creating a supportive community.