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Are you a pre-med student?

A medical student?

Maybe a resident trying to survive residency?

Are you wondering what to expect as a female physician?

Trying to figure out how to balance

being a wife, mother and physician?

Wondering what specialty you should choose to be able

to "have it all"? 

Contemplating when to have children in your training and career?  Maybe just interested in what gender bias you may face as a woman in medicine? 

If you've asked yourself ANY of these questions, then JOIN US! 

We are sheMD - a virtual community of female physicians

(MD AND DO) who discuss, discover, and delve into the adventures of women in medicine. 

We strive to inspire and to educate women in medical training (that's you!) about gender disparities and to provide tools to overcome inequality.

Our goal is lofty ladies!

We aim to create a culture where future generations of physicians will achieve EQUALITY in medicine.

Editors-In-Chief

Melissa Parsons, MD

Alexandra Mannix, MD

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We are SheMD - a virtual community of female physicians who discuss, discover and delve into the adventures of women in medicine & medical training.

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Dr. Melissa Parsons received a Bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Florida in Gainesville and her MD from University of Florida College of Medicine (Class of 2012). Go Gators! Melissa completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville.  She currently works as an Emergency Medicine physician in Jacksonville, Florida and is involved in graduate medical education as an Assistant Residency Director for Emergency Medicine. Melissa's professional interests include simulation, medical education, physician wellness, physician infertility and women in medicine. Her hobbies include CrossFit, yoga, fishing, hunting, lobstering and raising two step-daughters to be strong, confident women.

Wondering why I created SheMD? 

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Dr. Alexandra “Lexie” Mannix received a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a Certificate in Public Health from the University of Florida, and her MD from Florida State University College of Medicine (Class 2014). Lexie completed her Emergency Medicine residency at UF- Jacksonville followed by a Simulation fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She currently works as an Emergency Medicine physician in Jacksonville, Florida and is involved in graduate medical education as an Assistant Residency Director for Emergency Medicine. Lexie’s professional interests include medical education, simulation, women in medicine, and social media in medical education. She loves traveling, eating new foods, attending sporting events, and spending time with her friends and family.

Wondering why I created SheMD? 

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Megan Bauman
Content Editor

Student Doctor Megan Bauman is a medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. She is actively involved in her local American Association of Neurological Surgeons Student Chapter and currently serves as the chapter's co-president. Megan is dedicated to developing mentorship initiatives at her medical school and has recently established an annual webinar series aimed at introducing premedical students in all 50 states to the neuroscience field. Her clinical research interests center round pediatric midbrain tumors, neurocritical care, and gender disparities in academia. In addition, her basic science interests lie in investigating glioblastoma-derived extracellular vesicles and their role in immunosuppression. As a previous music major, Megan is an avid musician and educator. She enjoys teaching music lessons and serving as a teaching assistant for first-year courses at MCASOM. In her free time, you can find Megan tackling new climbing routes at her local rock-climbing gym. Megan is interested in pursuing a surgical subspecialty, currently neurosurgery, upon completion of medical school.

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Danielle Mangine, DO, MA
Content Editor

Dr. Danielle Mangine is a recent graduate from Kansas City University who will be pursuing her internal medicine residency at Abbott-Northwestern in Minneapolis, MN. Danielle is passionate about outpatient primary care, preventative medicine, and women’s health; all things she hopes to incorporate in her future practice. Outside of the hospital/clinic Danielle enjoys hiking, running, cooking/baking, and spending quality time with those she loves. She’s happy to offer advice about medical school, residency applications, and everything else related to the medicine journey. Connect with her on instagram at @dmdoeslife.

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Kristen Stringfellow, BS
Social Media Editor

Student Doctor Kristen Stringfellow is a medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She grew up in Arkansas her entire life and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in Biology and Nutrition. She currently serve as the OBGYN Interest Group President, Class of 2024 Honor Council Representative and Women's Health Night Coordinator at 12th Street Health and Wellness clinic, a student ran clinic at UAMS. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with her two dogs, Poppy and Remy, travel with her husband and friends, and read! She is in a dual enrollment program at UAMS and will graduate with an M.D./ MPH in May of 2024 with an honors in research and finance. She has strong interests in Women's Health, the OBGYN field, and public health.

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Alynna Mariz Perez, MD 
Social Media Editor

Dr. Alynna Mariz Perez is a doctor from the Philippines. She received a Bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of the Philippines and her MD at De La Salle University Health and Medical Sciences Institute. She is passionate about hematology-oncology, immunotherapies, and other health innovations. She is currently preparing for the USMLE steps while working as a corporate physician in a number of companies. She also manages her own medical services company which provides home service COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and teleconsultation. Her hobbies include singing, painting, and running.

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Prema Vyas, BS, MS
Social Media Editor 

Student Doctor Prema Vyas is a medical student at Texas Christian University (TCU) School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. She is currently the director of her OB/GYN interest group and a Student Ambassador for her school's admission team. In addition, she also loves volunteering at their free clinic and mentoring 4th-grade students in her community. She is currently pursuing research in uterus transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. In her free time, she enjoys fostering dogs, knitting, and trying new recipes in her Instant pot. Currently, she is interested in OB/GYN and transplant medicine.

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Dailyn Figueredo
Social Media Editor

Student Doctor Dailyn Figueredo is from Miami, Florida. She is currently a second year medical student from St. George's University. She hopes to become a surgeon, specialty is unknown as of yet but she is interested in cardio and oncology. She enjoys learning and helping others around her. She is excited to become part of the SheMD team.

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Carolina Carter Coleman 
Digital Media Editor

Student Doctor Carolina Coleman is a MD/MPH candidate at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She graduated from the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig) with a degree in spanish. She hopes to take what she has learned from the public health, spanish and medical fields to help bridge the gap between healthcare accessibility and minority populations in my community. She currently serves as the UAMS Women in Surgical Education (WISE) social media chair and is passionate about creating platforms that educate, promote and support women as they journey through their medical career. When off campus, you can find her on her Peloton, spending time outdoors with my dog, Cowboy, or at any (and every) local restaurant in town.

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