Prior Events

Job Negotiations and Beyond: 

Monday, September 27, 2021, 7-8pm

Rebecca Berman, MD, FACP, program director for UCSF's Internal Medicine Residency program, discusses how to help reduce pay disparities and improve diversity in medical leadership positions by providing an approach for negotiation skills for physicians. Just in time for those of you embarking on a job search or fellowship interviews.

Welcome to WiLD

Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 7-8pm

Join us for (virtual) mingling with trainees from residency and fellowship programs across GME. The evening will be an opportunity to get to know trainees across programs and ask "everything I wish I had known," especially helpful for trainees new to UCSF.

How To Factor Your Biological Clock Into Your Life and Career

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 7-8pm

In this highly engaging talk, Leslie Feingerts, Founder of Fertility Forward, spotlights the highs and lows of her own fertility journey, provides key facts and data about fertility, and will equip you with information that will empower you in your life and career. Leslie will be joined by Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Martha Noel who will discuss relevant data on fertility and fertility preservation. The speakers will jointly review fertility coverage benefits for trainees, faculty and staff at UCSF and take questions from the audience.

Gender, Leadership & the Freeze: Helping Women and Allies Navigate Difficult Conversations

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7-8pm

Join WILD in conversation with Ruben Flores of The Academy (a program that teaches women "to increase power, agency and influence in all areas of their lives"), to identify “the freeze” that happens in high stakes conversations and during micro-aggressions, learn and practice how to reclaim your power and effectively deal with micro-aggressions, and recognize and engage with others experiencing micro-aggressions as an effective ally.

Narrative Medicine

Monday, March 8, 2021, 7-8pm

Join WILD and Dr. Emily Silverman of "The Nocturnists", and Dr. Ashley McMullen of "Black Voices in Healthcare" to learn how to find and nurture your personal voice. We will discuss how narrative medicine can augment your career and provide an opportunity to practice your writing skills.

CV and Cover Letter Workshop,

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7-8pm 

Presented by the WILD co-directors, this will be an interactive session so bring your CV (ok if needs some work, that’s why we will be holding this session)

Building your personal board of directors featuring Dr. Urmimala Sarkar, in collaboration with ZSFGH Warm Hearts.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7-8pm

Voting as Medicine

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7-8 pm, followed by phonebanking 8:00-8:30 PM

The VOICE Project team (Drs. Beth Griffiths, Zarah Iqbal, Stephanie Fong Gomez, and Daniela Brissett) will give us strategies to get involved in voter engagement efforts as physicians and trainees. We will also discuss general skill-building in advocacy that can be applied to any career. The VOICE team will provide phonebanking training and we will host an half hour of interactive (and fun!) phonebanking together.

Women in Medicine in the time of COVID-19 Part #1

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women in medicine, particularly trainees. This first session will be an open forum for trainees to bring their concerns and solutions to the table and build community with other trainees - crucial in our current time of less face to face interactions. We are looking forward to hearing from trainees on how we can advocate for you - both during the session and at any time at our email: [email protected].

Past Sessions 2019-2020

  • October 2019 “Negotiating Your Contract & Beyond” with Rebecca Berman, MD
  • November 2019 “Improving Your CV to Get the Job You Want” with Carolyn Calfee, MD, MAS
  • February 2020 “Financial Power” with Drs. Beth Harleman, Vanessa Thompson, Claire Horton, Sunitha Kaiser, and Yi Chiang