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Women in Academic Emergency Medicine

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To provide a support system for female emergency medicine residents, fellows, and attendings through mentorship, education, and outreach.

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Welcome to Women in Academic emergency Medicine (WAM!)—a group of female emergency medicine residents, fellows, and attendings here at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Working in the emergency department has its challenges, and some of these challenges are unique to women. As a group, we serve as a support network to address these needs and help female physicians find a balance between careers, families, friends, and wellness. We have quarterly meetings to discuss a variety of topics, including work-life integration, contract negotiations, gender microaggressions, and wellness. We also seek opportunities for outreach in the local community and beyond.

Past Events

January 18, 2023

Percy Warner Park Hike​

May 4, 2023

Annual Female Faculty and Resident Retreat

November 13, 2024

Butchertown Hall Dinner

February 13, 2024

Galentine's Night


Upcoming Events


WAM Annual Retreat


Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: TBD

Work-Life Balance from a Female's Perspective led by Physician Coaches Drs. Terako Amison & Adriana Kipper-Smith


10 Year Anniversary WAM Alumni Event Date


Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Date, Time, and Location TBD


WAM Welcome Event


Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Date, Time, and Location TBD

WAM! Co-Leaders


Dr. Tara Overbeeke


Dr. Kendra Parekh


Dr. Joan Henning

Resident Liaisons


Dr. Alexa Thomas


Dr. Katelyn Latuska


Dr. Madeline Clyde

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