Women in Medicine tabling

2019 Women in Medicine Forum


2019 Women in Medicine and Science Forum

at the Conference of Teaching, Learning, & Discovery

Held during the 2019 Conference of Teaching, Learning, & Discovery, the 2019 Women in Medicine and Science Forum used rotating roundtables to provide opportunities to engage in topics related to women in medicine and science.

Each table had a facilitator who led the discussion for approximately 30 minutes. Topics included:

  • Caring for the Transgender Patient: Bridging the Gap in Resident Education – facilitated by Marissa Fox
  • AAMC Careers in Medicine Tools and Resources for Students and Mentors – facilitated by Christina Rangel
  • Women in Leadership – facilitated by Linda Reimann
  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence – facilitated by Karla Aguilar of CARE
  • Power Through Language, Practice and Self-monitoring - facilitated by Sunshine Nakae, Ph.D.
  • What is Amplification and How to Use it to Get You and Your Female Coworkers Heard! – facilitated by Takesha Cooper, M.D.
  • Searching and Exploring Opportunities/Help in the Medical Field – facilitated by Itzel Cruz of the American Medical Woman’s Association
  • Microaggressions in Everyday Life - facilitated by Carla Umeneta
  • Women in the STEM Field – Emma Wilson, Ph.D.
  • Cultural and Socioeconomic Factors of Being a Latina in Medicine – facilitated by Maria Macias of the UCR Latinx Medical Student Association
  • Machis-NO – facilitated by Tatiana Barrera de Sosa and Armando Navarro of the UCR Latinx Medical Student Association

Featured Speakers

Opening Panelist: Beverley A. Petrie, M.D., F.A.C.S., R.A.S.C.R.A.

Beverley A. Petrie, MD, FACS, RASCRA

Beverley Petrie, M.D., F.A.C.S., R.A.S.C.R.A, graduated from the UCR/UCLA Program in Biomedical Sciences, which was an accelerated seven-year combined B.S./M.D. program. Therein she received a bachelor of science in Biomedical Sciences from UCR and subsequently a doctorate of medicine from UCLA School of Medicine.

Petrie completed general surgery residency and subsequent surgical oncology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  She then worked for Kaiser Permanente Medical Group for three years but decided to pursue additional surgical sub-specialty training in colon and rectal surgery.  Therefore, she completed a fellowship in that discipline at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX.

Currently, Petrie is a professor of surgery at UCLA School of Medicine and works at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she is the assistant chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  In 2016, she was appointed executive vice-chair for the Department of Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Breakout Speaker: Jennifer Smith, M.D.

Jennifer Smith, M.D.

Dr. Jennifer Smith is a surgeon with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she also serves as the Director of Trauma Outpatient Services, Director of the annual Trauma Survivor Celebration, the Associate Chief of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and the Supervisor of the Trauma Nurse Practitioners.

She also currently serves as the Trauma and SICU Educational Conference Coordinator and the Director of Trauma Performance Improvement and Patient Safety. She is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She received her Doctor of Medicine from University of California Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed her surgical residence at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Breakout Speaker: Elizabeth Raskin, M.D.

Elizabeth Raskin

Dr. Elizabeth Raskin received her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, MA.

She completed her fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. She works in Loma Linda, CA and is affiliated with Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. In February of 2018 she was highlighted in an NBC news piece regarding #MeToo in medicine.