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WELCOME

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elcome to our current issue of Delaware County Medicine & Health. I am looking forward to a summer
vacation and I hope that all of you also get some rest and relaxation. Just remember the sunscreen!

I want to continue to update you on our efforts on focusing on Women in Medicine. A contingent
of about 20 women physicians recently met at a local restaurant to serve as a steering committee of sorts. We
had a diverse group in terms of ages, practice profiles and specialties. We even had a mother-daughter pair who
practice family medicine together. It was an evening of sharing ideas and inspiring stories. We also were honored
to have Dr. Sherry Blumenthal from PAMED who is championing a women's physician caucus at the State level.
Some issues of concern for women physicians include:
* Choice of specialties based on interest and ability, not on the willingness of
others in the field to accept that our priorities may be different
* Encouraging mentors and mentoring
* Leadership training to advance in academics and medical societies
* Opportunities for training in public speaking and asserting oneself in group situations
* Work/Life balance
* Advocacy for health policy and public health affecting women in their reproductive years
I hope to have a series of such events, including some with speakers, and I welcome your ideas. We will
plan a session in September which is Women in Medicine Month and we will have a presence at the AMWA
national meeting in Philadelphia in the Spring of 2018. I want us to use these sessions to learn about effective
networking, voice concerns and share common experiences, educate and encourage paths to leadership roles in
organized medicine and establish a network of women physician leaders in Delaware and Chester counties.
I am supported in this endeavor by our Executive Director David McKeighan and Karen
Davidson, a healthcare lawyer who is a strong advocate for the medical community.
Joyann Kroser, M.D.
President
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