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The DO

Beyond National Women Physicians Day: Women in medicine rising

By The DO


This year—2018— is looking to be the year of the woman. In the last few months there have been several groundbreaking movements that have propelled women into the spotlight. The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements recently harnessed the collective voice of women who have suffered in silence for too long, revealing the frequency of sexual harassment, systemic sexism and exposing the severity of these widespread issues. Following the tremendous momentum of these social media movements, on Jan. 20 the Women’s March drew massive crowds nationally one year after the initial protest.