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EM Women’s Mentoring Event and Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange

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Written by Dr. Julie Welch, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Director of Mentoring Training (ICTSI)

We hosted our 13th Annual Holiday EM Women’s Mentoring Event on Dec 13 at the home of faculty member and super mentor Dr. Mary WermuthImage11 (2)The event centered around networking and celebrating successes. Women residents, fellows, faculty, spouses/SO, staff, students, and alumni gathered for food and fellowship. The cheer in the air was punctuated by the many children who joined us. We had 38+ in attendance!

The highlight of the evening was the annual holiday cookie exchange. The sweet treats included peppermint chocolate cookies, Mexican wedding cakes, grandma’s molasses cookies, peanut brittle, iced snowflake sugar cookies, sprinkled rice crispy treats, gingerbread cutouts, mint chocolate fudge, peanut butter thumb prints, crunchy chocolate bark, and many many more! It was a magical, memorable evening. We welcome our female colleagues and learners to join us at our next event.

Continue reading below to learn what some EM women thought about the night and see pictures of them enjoying the event!

“I have come to love and look forward to the cookie exchange every year. I feeImage13 (2)l so lucky to be part of such a strong, supportive, and inclusive group of women who are not only my mentors but also my friends!”

Hallie Brown, MD, EM Resident

“The EM Women’s Cookie exchange gave me the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from around the city and discuss what they have been doing to help promote wellness among the members of their group.  I am so appreciative of the camaraderie available in this group of women because no matter what phase of life you are in, there are people who are or have been in similar circumstances that are available to provide you with empathy and support – and a cookie!”

Karen Crevier, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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The views expressed in this content represent the perspective and opinions of the author and may or may not represent the position of Indiana University School of Medicine.

Emmy Schram

Emmy Schram is the Communications Coordinator for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She earned her MA in English from Ball State where she taught English Composition while working as a freelance graphic/web designer. She brings with her varied professional experiences which she uses to support departmental communications efforts while finding new ways to combine her passions for marketing and education.