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Women Physicians in Academic Medicine Leadership symposium

March 6, 2024, 12:30 – 5:20 pm
UMKC School of Medicine, Theater B

Historically,  women have had fewer higher-level leadership roles in academic medicine.
UMKC-SOM is proud to have a significant number of women leaders, exceeding national averages, and desire to continue to support the professional development of women physicians.

Come join us for an afternoon of learning, networking, fun and lunch!

  • Better understand your career trajectory and how to navigate barriers to success.
  • Formulate a plan to negotiate a faculty position that aligns with your goals.
  • Understand imposter syndrome, compassion fatigue, and strategies to overcome them.
  • Identify stressors and learn to prioritize self-care needs to prevent burnout and continue to find meaning in medicine.

Presenters and Topics:

Women Physician Burnout ….. Finding Why in Medicine – Kimberly Templeton, MD (Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center)

UME/GME Leadership panel – Mary Anne Jackson, MD (Professor of Pediatrics and Dean, UMKC SOM), Betty Drees, MD (Professor of Medicine and Dean Emerita, UMKC SOM), Sara Gardner, MD (Associate Professor of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education, UMKC SOM), Beth Rosemergey, DO (Associate Professor and Chair, Community & Family Medicine, UMKC SOM)

Imposter Syndrome – Beth Rosemergey, DO (Associate Professor and Chair, Community & Family Medicine, UMKC SOM), and Finding Compassion When Compassion Fatigued – Carlie Nikel, PsyD (Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director, Family Medicine, UMKC SOM and Director of Behavioral Science/Clinical Psychologist)

GME/Program Director Development – Brook Iams, MD (Assistant Professor, Program Director General Surgery, Assistant Dean GME, UMKC SOM), and
Academic Promotion and General Faculty Development – Christine Sullivan, MD (Professor, Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean – Professional Development, UMKC SOM)

Learning to Lead: Lessons Learned in the First Five Years of Leadership – Amy Patel, MD (Associate Professor, APD/Faculty, Radiology, UMKC SOM, Liberty Hospital)

Being Coached, Coaching and Consulting – Diana Heiman, MD (Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Advancement / Vice Chair for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Family Medicine, University of KY)

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Symposium Fees – fees are the same for in-person or live virtual attendance

UM Physicians (with UMKC or UM system email address) CME – $75
Non-UM Physicians CME – $100
UME/GME Administrative Professionals Non-CME – $25