Recently, I was appointed as the student representative for MWF at my university. This is a wonderful organisation that supports women doctors and ensures that their voices are heard at a local and national level.
As much as I hate to admit it, it’s difficult being a woman in this profession. Not that I have much experience in what it’s truly like to be a female doctor but the difficulties women face in advancing in their career is still ever present.
Being a feminist, I think it’s very important that women get the exact same opportunities as men in the field of medicine. This can be easier said than done; especially when you’re in teaching where the consultant predicts what specialty you’re likely to be in and he looks to the girls and say GP/paediatrician/Obs&Gyn. However, Obs&Gyn is something I’m definitely interested in as I’ve always had an interest in women’s health.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to raising awareness of this organisation within the female medical students at my University and I hope to attend their annual conferences in order network with other female doctors and medical students.