One of the biggest things that inspires me is seeing strong, smart, powerful women who are pushing the frontiers of medical education. In emergency medicine, we have several young, incredible female staff who have redesigned our simulation program, show immense dedication toward improving medical education and are steadfast advocates for resident wellness. Their efforts have enhanced my experiences as a learner and I hope to one day be able to inspire and educate future learners. Furthermore, the number of women in leadership positions in medicine has grown tremendously and it goes to show that women are just as capable, of balancing personal life and career aspirations. I hope that we can continue this momentum and encourage more females to be leaders in whatever field they choose.
I was raised believing that I was just as capable of achieving things as any man is. That
conviction has led me to where I am because I was never affected by comments that suggested I did not have what it takes. I think women definitely face unique challenges that their male counterparts might not. But if something is worth achieving to you, then do it. Don’t get bogged down by the world’s perception of your worth or capabilities. Only you can define your worth.