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?
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.
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.
Wondering why I created SheMD?
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.
Wondering why I created SheMD?
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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I am a second year medical student at the University of South Carolina School Of Medicine-Greenville. I grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, and I received my BS in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). I am currently interested in Emergency Medicine, but am also looking forward to getting out of the classroom and seeing all of the specialties next year. When I am not drinking copious amounts of coffee and highlighting my entire First Aid book, I enjoy running, hiking, painting, and playing with my dog, Daisy!
Megan de Kok
I am in the process of applying to medical school. I have a BA in Anthropology from the University of Florida with a minor in Health Disparities and a Master of Biomedical Science from Rocky Vista University. Currently I am working in dermatology as a medical assistant for a MOHS surgeon. I love assisting with procedures, but mostly I love seeing a patient’s personality come to life once their skin condition clears. On weekends you’ll find me outside hiking and camping with my Bernedoodles, Finnegan and Frida.
I am a third-year pre-medical student at The University of Texas at San Antonio. I am currently studying to receive my Bachelors of Science in Public Health concentrated in Epidemiology and Disease Control. Beyond being a degree seeking undergrad, I also work for an emergency department as a scribe, help freshmen at my university transition to college through my role as a Peer Mentor, and am the president/co-creator of a student organization on campus, Women In Medicine at UTSA(@womeninmedicineutsa)!