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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in medicine

This Mother's Day, women GIs shared some of the challenges about being both a doctor and a mom.
Moms in medicine
Moms in medicine

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, adoptive mothers, and mother figures in GI! This past Sunday, a discussion began on Twitter asking women what the hardest part about being both a mom and a doctor is. Responses included missing their kid’s events, being judged by others, finding time and space to pump milk, and suppressing mom guilt, highlighting the real and significant challenges of juggling both responsibilities. View the full thread below.

'The future is women in GI'

Incoming AGA Vice President, Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF, speaks at the 2022 Scrubs & Heels Summit about what the future of GI looks like for women.

Dr. Abreu polled her circle of female colleagues, and found that increasing the number of women in leadership roles and closing the gender pay gap ranked as their top priorities.

Abreu also said that although the number of women trainees has increased to nearly 30%, more needs to be done to get that to about 50%.

“In order for that to happen, we also have to acknowledge that we have to make this a great workplace for women,” she added. “It’s up to us to see how we can make the world a better place for women gastroenterologists.” View the full interview here.

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