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A Group for Physician-Moms in Training at Vanderbilt

Who Are We?

What Do We Do?

How To Get Involved

PGY-Mom is a group dedicated to the unique needs and interests of physician moms in graduate medical training (residency or fellowship) at Vanderbilt. Formed in 2016, we have members from a wide variety of departments and specialties. Being a mom is not a requirement for membership; we want to support those who already have children as well as those just considering having children while in training. 

2 moms with their kids at a PGY Mom Playdate
  • Quarterly meetings: Lunch meetings to discuss group activities, plan resource support, and host events such as faculty mentoring panels

  • Play dates: Formal and informal playdates with other PGY-Moms and VHA families 

  • Resources: Members have access to the PGY-Mom email listserv and to the PGY-Mom shared resource which includes information about maternity leave, childcare, pediatricians, and more 

  • Female Faculty with Children Mentoring Panel: Lunch with young female faculty with children to learn from their successes and failures 

  • Childcare review committee: Our group is represented on the VUMC Childcare Review Committee and provides important feedback to the administration about childcare needs among housestaff

  • Joint events with VHA – Dinners, financial planning events, wine clubs, playdates, and more

A group of kids with their parents at a PGY Mom Playdate
A roundtable discussion at a PGY Mom meeting
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