Are you 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?
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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.
Melissa Parsons, MD
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.
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Alexandra Mannix, MD
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.
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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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Meet The Team
Student Doctor Morgan Sweere is a third-year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Student Doctor Sweere is involved on her medical school's campus as EMIG President, Annual Sonolympics Chair, and Volunteer Coordinator for the student run clinic. She likes to participate in numerous activities such as reading, dirt track racing, wakeboarding, and training her therapy dog. She has interests in medicine and finance, ultrasound, and missions with plans to pursue a career in emergency medicine. She has been previously published in Doximity, MedForums, the White Coat Investor, and Life of a Medical Student.
Social Media Editor
Aqueena is a pre-medical student at the University of Florida. She currently pursuing her BS in Psychology with an emphasis on Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience and a minor in Theories and Politics of Sexuality. Outside of the fourth floor of Library West, you can find her with her doggos, Button and Zipper, immersed in her recent research project with the Florida Exposure and Anxiety Research (FEAR) Lab, exploring Gainesville nature with her gals, or at home spending time with her lovely family in Orlando.
Shelby Parker MD,MPH
Social Media Editor
Dr. Shelby Parker is a proud first-generation physician and recent graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada who will be starting her Emergency Medicine residency this year at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. Shelby is passionate about medical student education, social EM, physician wellness, and of course, all things social media. When she's not in the hospital, you can find her flying around in a circus arts studio training on aerial silks, hoop, and trapeze. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @theaerialmedic.
Kate Littlefield graduated with a BS in Integrative Biology from the University of Colorado. She is currently a professional research assistant with working towards matriculating to a MD/PhD program in the near future. Her research focuses on specific immune responses to SARS-COV-2 (COVID19) and HIV across multiple populations. Outside of the lab you can find her running, cuddling her cats Arya and Logan, editing audio, and enjoying socially distanced local music with her fiancé.