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Poignant, Witty Exploration of Work and Life of a Woman Physician by Dr. Suzanne Koven

May 25, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Join Us for a Discussion with Dr. Suzanne Koven who Will Share Her Process of Writing about Life and Work as a Woman in Medicine.

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Suzanne Koven, MD, a primary care physician and writer-in-residence at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, published an essay describing the challenges faced by women physicians, including her own struggle with so-called imposter syndrome—a long-held belief that she was not smart enough or good enough to be a “real” doctor. Read to great enthusiasm by thousands of women in medicine around the world. The essay prompted: Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life, a book of reflections offered to share with others. recounts experiences she has faced as a woman physician—from facing a pregnancy during her grueling residency and dealing with the illnesses of her child and parents while caring for patients to confronting the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Dr. Koven also tackles the near-universal struggles faced by many women physicians at some point in their careers including burnout, body image, and balancing work with marriage and parenthood. Emanating with warmth, clarity, and wisdom, her essays reveal her journey as a woman physician, sometimes overwhelming and confusing and other times exhilarating.

Letter to a Young Female Physician is a behind-the-scenes account, by turns humorous and profound, from a doctor, mother, wife, daughter, teacher, and writer who sheds light on our desire to find meaning, and a way to be comfortable with ourselves as a woman physician. More about Dr. Koven.  Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life. Hardcover First Release– May 4, 2021.

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May 25, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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