The codirector of the Mount Sinai Epilepsy Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai talked about the Women in Neurology and Leadership session she spoke in at IFN 2023. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]
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"Setting appropriate boundaries is really crucial. Asking for what you're worth in terms of getting paid for it, and also getting the time to do the work that you're being asked to do. We want to be the leader of our own lives. We want to always self-reflect and make sure that our life is in balance, and that we have time for the other things that are important to us."
Women in Medicine Month, held September 2023, is a time dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the contributions of women clinicians for their work efforts to advance the field of medicine. Despite having a diverse workforce in healthcare with women to meet the diverse needs of patient populations, they continue to struggle with disparities in their career. Women providers often face the challenge of balancing their professional and domestic responsibilities, especially who those from marginalized backgrounds. Therefore, addressing these disparities and fostering inclusivity for women in medicine demands strategic efforts in the medical community.
At the 2023 International Congress on the Future of Neurology (IFN) annual meeting, held September 22-23, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Lara V. Marcuse, MD, codirector of the Mount Sinai Epilepsy Program, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Jennifer A. Frontera, MD, professor of neurology at NYU Langone Grossman School of Medicine, gave a talk on women in neurology about the challenges that women in medicine face and finding leadership opportunities to build their career.
Following the presentation, Longbrake sat down in an interview with NeurologyLive® to discuss how women in neurology can effectively set boundaries and advocate for fair compensation in their leadership roles. She also talked about the strategies that women in the field of medicine can employ to balance their personal values with their work responsibilities. Additionally, she spoke about the role of self-reflection and how a support system plays in maintaining a fulfilling and impactful career in neurology leadership.