As a medical student, I feel fortunate to be at UNMC, which values and supports women in medicine. One of the greatest examples of this empowerment championed is a program held this year called “UNMC’s Women in Science: Our Voices, Our Stories.” This event – sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine, the Women’s Mentoring Group, and the UNMC Office of Faculty Development – consisted of a panel of impressive women at UNMC who shared their advice for seeking mentorship, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities, and advocating for oneself. The presenters included:
- Jasmine Marcelin, M.D., assistant professor, infectious diseases, associate medical director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases
- Amber Donnelly, Ph.D., professor and director of cytotechnology education, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions
- Ashley Wysong, M.D., chair of the UNMC Department of Dermatology
We are so proud that Dr. Marcelin participated in this event! Dr. Marcelin’s story of finding mentors who inspired her to follow in their footsteps particularly resonated with me. I have benefited so much from mentors who have taken time to talk to me about their careers, guide me through the complexities of getting to medical school, and help me become the woman I am now. Being surrounded by strong and thoughtful women has given me living examples of who I can be in the future.
You can watch the panel presentation here.