Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (WAM!)

Welcome to Women in Academic emergency Medicine (WAM!)—a group of female emergency medicine residents, fellows, and attendings here at Vanderbilt University. Working in the emergency department has its challenges, and some of these challenges are unique to women. As a group, we serve as a support network to address these needs and help female physicians find a balance between careers, families, friends, and wellness. We have bimonthly informal meetings to discuss a variety of topics, including work-life balance, contract negotiations, wellness, and financial planning. We also seek opportunities for outreach in the local community and beyond. If you have any questions or suggestions for the group, please contact Dr. Tara Overbeeke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Upcoming events!
 

September  27       EM Day of Service at Project Cure

 

October 5               Book Exchange

                                  

November             (TBD) Holiday Cookie Exchange

                                  

February               (TBD) WAM! Winter Wellness Week

 

 

 

The WAM! Mission:

"To provide a support system for female residents, fellows, and attendings through mentorship, education, and outreach."

 

The WAM! Objectives:

1. To promote professional advancement and leadership skills of female emergency physicians

2. To provide mentorship opportunities and mutual support for female emergency physicians

3. To develop and present educational programming pertinent to female emergency physicians

4. To connect members with other female physicians locally and nationally

5. To engage the greater community through outreach opportunities

 

 

WAM! Contacts:

Co-founder Dr. Tara Overbeeke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Co-founder Dr. Kendra Parekh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Director of Wellness Dr. Joan Henning This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Resident Liaison Dr. Megan Roberson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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