Women in Medicine – a celebration

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09 October 2017

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2017-18 is Women in Medicine Year, marking the 100th anniversary of the Medical Women’s Federation and the first time in history that the majority of the world-renowned medical royal colleges have been led by women.

 

'Women in medicine: a celebration’ is a free exhibition of specially commissioned photographic portraits honouring the contribution of women, past and present, to medicine. Twenty-six medical organisations, including all the medical royal colleges, have collaborated to put together the exhibition, which can be visited at the Royal College of Physicians (London) until 19th January 2018.

Modern day women in medicine were asked to nominate women from the history of medicine who inspired them. MWF president Professor Dame Parveen Kumar nominated Dr Jane Walker, who dedicated her life to helping Tuberculosis patients with open air sanatoriums and founded the MWF in 2017.

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We were delighted to attend the opening launch on Monday 2nd October 2017 - the full gallery of the evening can be found here:

BBC Woman's Hour Celebrates 100 Years of the MWF

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2017 marks the centenary of the Medical Women's Federation. To celebrate, BBC Woman's Hour spoke to leading female clinicians about the women from medical history who inspired them.

MWF president Professor Dame Parveen Kumar discussed the work of Dr Jane Walker, who dedicated her life to helping Tuberculosis patients with open air sanatoriums and founded the MWF in 2017. The important question of why women doctors still need support to fully achieve equality is discussed, along with the lasting relevance of the Medical Women's Federation in 2017 and beyond.

 

You can listen to the inspiring interview below (21:27):

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Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians

 

 

Call for Submissions – Medical Woman Magazine

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09 October 2017

 

We are delighted to welcome our new editor of Medical Woman, Dr Fizzah Ali. Medical Woman is the only magazine dedicated to women in medicine, which is produced twice yearly and distributed to all MWF members.

Submissions are now open for our Spring 2018 Edition on the following:

1. Call for clinical case reports

Have you come across an interesting case that you would like to share? Are there lessons you have learnt through everyday practice which you want to share?

Medical students and post-graduates are encouraged to submit a short clinical case of up to 750 words, with succinct and clear learning points, for publication in the upcoming edition of Medical Woman.

The topics covered are broad, and may include:

  • Learning from errors

  • Reports of rare diseases

  • Common diseases presenting in unusual ways

Submissions from all specialities welcome.

A consent form form the patient is required alongside submission.

The deadline for submissions is 20th November 2017.

2. Call for audit reports

Medical students and postgraduates are encouraged to submit a short report of a successful quality improvement project or audit of up to 1000 words. Two to three tables and charts are encouraged. Succinct and clear learning points must be illustrated. The report will be published in the upcoming edition of Medical Woman. The focus of the report should be on the reflective process, learning points and change in practice garnered from the clinical case.

The deadline for submissions is 20th November 2017.

 

Please send all Medical Woman submissions and queries to Dr Fizzah Ali, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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