The professor of neurology at NYU Langone Grossman School of Medicine discussed the Women in Neurology session she gave at IFN 2023, where women shared their experiences from their medical careers. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]
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“Being able to listen, bring people up who are on your team, and help people to be the best person that they can be are some of the themes that we explored as well as knowing your own worth and advocating for yourself. Especially if you start off at an institution where you're not necessarily in a leadership position, some people may give you some of those opportunities, which is great.”
September 2023 is dedicated to Women in Medicine Month which is a period for honoring and acknowledging the invaluable contributions of women providers in medicine. While the healthcare sector boasts about having a diverse workforce, gender disparities still exist. Also, women clinicians frequently experience a juggling act of managing their professional commitments alongside domestic responsibilities, particularly those from marginalized backgrounds. Therefore, rectifying these imbalances and having a more inclusive setting for women in medicine requires a strategic effort from the rest of the clinical community.
Jennifer A. Frontera, MD, professor of neurology at NYU Langone Grossman School of Medicine, and Lara V. Marcuse, MD, codirector of the Mount Sinai Epilepsy Program, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, gave a talk on women in neurology at the 2023 International Congress on the Future of Neurology (IFN) Annual Meeting, held September 22-23, in Jersey City, New Jersey. During the session, Frontera and Marcuse talked about the challenges that women in the field of neurology experience and the available leadership opportunities for their career in medicine.
After the session, Frontera sat down in an interview with NeurologyLive® to discuss the evolving landscape of opportunities for women in various career stages covered in the session. She talked about the key themes that emerged from the discussion, and how they can empower women in their careers. In addition, Frontera spoke about how women can strike a balance between seizing opportunities and ensuring self-care in their professional lives.