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How To Thrive As a Woman Physician

November 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

How To Thrive As a Woman Physician

with Drs. Tamara Chang and Luisa Duran

Discover the secrets to finding joy and thriving as a female physician and gain advice from two physicians who want to help you avoid the headaches and heartaches all too common in today’s harsh healthcare landscape.

With 40% of women physicians either going part-time or quitting medicine altogether within 6 years of finishing their residency training Tamara Chang, MD, and Luisa Duran, MD, feel passionately that the culture of medicine must change, or the attrition of women physicians from medicine will only worsen. They offer you some practical tips to create greater ease, joy, and fulfillment in your lives and careers.

Tammie and Luisa Duran wish to help create a more compassionate culture in medicine and allow each of us to have a healthier, brighter future as women physicians. Come hear insights from these accomplished, experienced, lifelong friends so you might improve your future as a woman in medicine.

Our world is better place when women physicians are thriving.

The authors of How to Thrive as a Woman Physician share their insights gathered by working with so many other women in medicine so you might learn to navigate the common struggles faced by so many women physicians and rise from your lowest point, reclaim your energy, and renew your purpose. The vulnerability and wisdom shared by these co-authors will inspire you to prioritize your well-being and to flourish as a more powerful woman physician, so you will be able to continue to serve your community.

November 9th, 2021 at 4:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm ET


Registration includes a $1 download of their eBook available on November 10, 2021

About the Authors

Tamara (Tammie) Chang, MD, is a board-certified physician in pediatric hematology/oncology, practicing in Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. She is the Medical Director of the MultiCare Provider Wellness Program and Founder and Director of her hospital’s Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Program. She serves as the Washington State Physician Branch President of American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), and the Program Director of ELEVATE, AMWA’s National Leadership Development Program for Women Physician Attendings.

At a critical time in Tammie’s career, she experienced debilitating burnout. After seeking help, she vowed to support other women physicians to go beyond surviving to thriving.

Tammie earned her bachelor’s degree and medical degree from Brown University and completed a four-year combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of Massachusetts. She completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she also served on staff as a solid tumor oncologist upon completing her fellowship training.

Tammie is a certified empowerment and leadership coach for early career women physicians. She received her coaching certifications from the Co-Active Training Institute and has additional training and certifications as a John Maxwell Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker; a Gallup CliftonStrengths Coach; and as a Tara Mohr Playing Big Facilitator.




Luisa Duran, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist.  She understands the added challenges unique to women physicians, given her decade of clinical experience in various high-pressure healthcare environments across the United States. Speaking nationally about clinical practice, she realized how many women physicians share the same challenges. Learning of a colleague’s crisis with severe physician burnout and in hearing her young daughter say she wants to “become a physician,” propelled Luisa to collaborate with industry experts to provide solutions and change the future of medicine for women.

She earned her bachelor’s and medical degree from Brown University, and focused on diabetes at the Joslin Diabetes Center with Harvard Medical School. She completed an internal medicine residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, an affiliate of Stanford University, and a fellowship in endocrinology, nutrition, and metabolism at the University of Washington in Seattle.



Topics explored in How to Thrive as a Woman Physician:

  • Why Reading This Guide Matters
  • The Physician’s Broken Dream
  • Practical Resources and Life Strategies to Cope with Healthcare’s Imperfections
  • Care for Yourself FIRST and Improve Your Energy
  • Goodbye Work-Life Balance, Hello Work-Life Integration
  • Embracing Personal Boundaries
  • The Power of Self-Compassion
  • To Live with Greater Ease, Know Your Values


November 9, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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