Outside the wind tears

still-green leaves from their branches

pulling them up and off 

like a corn shucker

ripping husk from kernels.

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Day in the Life: Our First Medical Conference

This is the story of four women who, only hours after finishing their first year of medical school, travelled west to seek knowledge, mentorship, and community at the 32nd Annual Women in Medicine Conference. Women in Medicine (WIM) is an organization started in 1984 as a medical education retreat for lesbian physicians, other sexual minority female physicians, medical students, their partners and their children. It is one of the longest standing LGBTQ medical organizations in the United States. Read more