Interim Physicians Blog

4 inspiring women who changed the course of medicine

Posted by David Shorette on Sep 19, 2019 11:52:30 AM

September is Women in Medicine Month and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to honor the incredible contributions of these four female trailblazers.

1. Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.

The first woman to earn the M.D. degree from an American medical school, Blackwell was told her dream of being a physician was a good idea, but impossible: such education was not available to women. She applied to every medical school in New York and Philadelphia and was finally accepted at New York’s Geneva Medical College on a fluke.

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Topics: Locum Tenens Lifestyle, Women in Medicine

Why more women in medicine are getting their groove back with locum tenens

Posted by Saralynn White on Sep 12, 2019 8:46:02 AM

It’s National Women in Medicine Month and we're celebrating all 389,750 women physicians practicing in the United States. We have the honor of working with great female physicians every day and we recognize that women have distinct professional aspirations (per a survey from the American Medical Association. About 80 percent of female physicians want more options that help them address the struggles of balancing work and family. What’s more, 97 percent of women physicians said they want the option to have a flexible work schedule.

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Topics: Locum Tenens Lifestyle, Women in Medicine

What do women in medicine want? The locum life.

Posted by Saralynn White on Sep 20, 2018 12:27:13 PM

It’s September 2018 – Women in Medicine Month, as declared by the American Medical Association (AMA) – and today there are 333,833 female physicians practicing in the U.S. Conversely, there were about 200 women physicians in 1960 (to quote a campaign from that era: "You’ve come a long way, baby!").

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Topics: Women in Medicine

Meet Dr. Michelle Bens: Queen of the court, the ER, and locum tenens

Posted by Saralynn White on Sep 6, 2018 11:03:23 AM

To celebrate Women in Medicine Month (sponsored by the American Medical Association) we wrote about one of our favorite female physicians, Dr. Michelle Bens. September's Women in Medicine Month serves as a platform to showcase the accomplishments of female physicians and highlights advocacy needs related to professional concerns of women physicians and health issues affecting women patients.

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Topics: Emergency Medicine, Women in Medicine