National Women Physicians Day
National Women Physicians Day is observed next on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 (64 days from today).
The National Women Physicians Day is an annual celebration on February 3rd to honor and honor the hard work of female doctors. It was first established to celebrate the bravery of Elizabeth Blackwell, America's first female clinician.
What is National Women Physicians Day?
Time for patients at female doctors is longer than male doctors. Women have had medical degrees since the mid-1800s, but they still make up a small fraction of our nation's doctors. National Women's Physicians Day honors and honors female doctors.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell pioneered the women in medicine movement. She obtained her medical degree in 1849, the first woman to obtain such a degree in the United States. National Female Physician's Day celebrates her birthday.
The lack of women in health leadership shows that we still have a long way to go before achieving gender parity in hospitals. So is the pay gap. And we need to stop treating maternity leave as “holiday.”
National Women Physicians Day fights this disparity and supports women in the medical field. By building young women's confidence in their future potential, we can build a society that compensates and rewards women and men based on their abilities, regardless of their gender.
History of National Women Physicians Day
Dr. Blackwell was the country's first female clinician, born on February 3, 1921. She is famous for saying, "If society does not recognize the free development of women, then society must remodeled." She says this because she faced rejection following rejection letters from medical schools with claims of her intellectual incompetence.
But National Women Physicians Day didn't appear until recently.
In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of the role of female doctors in medicine, both Physician Moms Group and Medelita established February 3 as National Women Physicians Day. The group of mother doctors then celebrated the 1st National Women Physicians Day on February 3, 2016.
That said, it was not until 2017 that the Registry at the National Day Calendar declared Women Physicians Day a national holiday.
About Physician Moms Group
Dr Hala Sabry founded Physician Moms Group (PMG) in November 2014 to bring together female doctors who are also parents, to collaborate and support each other while sharing medical expertise in an open forum. PMG's mission is to provide resources, networking platforms, and opportunities to share information with like-minded individuals. The PMG network includes more than 65,000 women doctors of all specialties globally. To get much more information, visit www.mypmg.org and follow them on Twitter @PhysicianMomsGp.
How to celebrate National Women Physicians Day
There are several ways to observe National Women Physicians Day. Below are some ways for reference:
1. Thanks female doctors.
Remember to reach out to your female doctors to say thank you on National Women's Doctors Day. You can do this by stopping by their office to say thank you in person, or send a letter or some flowers or a small gift with a note to show your gratitude.
2. Propaganda on National Women Physicians Day on social networks.
Take to social media to say thank you to your female doctors and maybe even share some interesting statistics with your followers. You can use hashtag such as #IAMBLACKWELL, #WomensDocsInspire, and #NWPD to spread the holiday on social media.
3. Support female doctors with donations.
Honor female physicians with donations to the organizations that support them. For example, Women in Medicine is a great organization to start with. Below are some ways for reference, according to the organization:
- Support medical students who can attend this invaluable retreat - The more we donate, the more students we can support! (Medical Student Conference Scholarship)
- Support fellow physicians and significant others who need financial assistance to attend. (Special Needs Fund)
- Support the $5,000 WIM Leadership Scholarship annually for female LGBTQ medical students enrolled in medical schools of allergology or osteopathic medicine in the United States or Canada.
- Build and maintain endowments, such as the LeClair Bissell Speakers Fund.
- Support daily operations including postage and mailing fees, website costs.
- Contributions can be made to WIM in general; or you can specify how you'd like your funds distributed to any of the categories above.
- Contributions greater than $1,501 will be rewarded with a free tuition to participate in the upcoming conference. This is non-transferable and good for the current year only.
ObservedNational Women Physicians Day has been observed annually on February 3rd.
Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Monday, February 3rd, 2025
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2026
Dr. Hala H. Sabry, DO in 2016