The mission of the SCCM Southern California Chapter Women’s Initiative is to connect and promote the development of women working in the critical care space across Southern California.

We will utilize multiple formats including invited lectures, open forum discussion, literature review to facilitate collaboration thereby achieving the following aims: 

  • Provide a safe environment to discuss challenges faced in personal and professional spheres
  • Advocacy to address gender disparities in the care of critically ill patients and in the critical care workforce
  • Career development guidance
  • Mentoring for junior faculty, resident clinicians, medical students 
  • Foster collaborative research on gender disparity and grant applications
  • Community outreach to foster mentoring for high school, college, and medical school women.