Canadian Women in Medicine

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting and supporting Canadian women physicians in all aspects of their lives.

About CWIM

Mission To connect and support women physicians in a way that allows them to thrive in all aspects of their lives: professional and personal. Vision To create a connected force of women physicians that will not only advocate for one another professionally, but also support each other in balancing our many other roles. We will […]
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Announcing the first ever Canadian Women Physicians Day!

BY DR. LIANA HWANG MD CCFP DTM&H On March 11 2021, we hope you will join us in celebrating the first ever Canadian Women Physicians Day. Currently, more than 40% of our country’s physicians are women, and although that proportion is growing, we continue to face gender-based issues like income disparity and discrimination. March 11 […]
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The System is Me Too... Le système, c'est moi aussi...

BY DR. PASCALE BREAULT, MD, CCMF (le français suit)   The system is me too… I am a doctor. I grew up without ever seeing a single Indigenous person in my daily life. I did not see their arts, rarely heard their music or language, I did not play with their children. Yet I knew […]
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Press Releases

Breastfeeding Survey

By Michelle Cohen Chair, CWIM Advocacy Committee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BREASTFEEDING DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING FACE HIGH RISK OF PAINFUL CONSEQUENCES Canadian Women in Medicine (CWIM) recently conducted an informal survey of 170 doctors who pumped breastmilk during their residency training and found the majority felt poorly accommodated, with many experiencing medical complications or academic penalties. “I had […]
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