Moms In Medicine: Balancing Family With A Clinical Career 

Paula Gregory, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Genetics
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research

Moms in Medicine

Each year, the School of Medicine Women’s Affairs Committee works with the student branch of Women in Medicine to organize an informal panel discussion about balancing a clinical career with a family.  The panel met on February 27th and included the following members:

  • Taniya De Silva, Associate Professor and Section Head of Endocrinology
  • Cathy Lazarus, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Jessica Patrick, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, NICU
  • Sarah Jolley, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Mae Igi, Medical Student
  • Natalia Arango, Resident, OB/GYN

The panelists are mothers of children ranging in age from in utero (Alexander Tinklenberg, born 3/23/18) to adult.  The panel represented a variety of medical specialties as well as representing various stages in their career development from students, residents, faculty, and administration. They addressed questions ranging from when is the best time in your career to start a family to what is your best “survival” trick.  Students who attended were interested in how they chose their field, who their mentors were during their training among many other questions.