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“Don’t Just Lean In Ladies, It’s Time to Rise Up”

The Women Faculty of the School of Medicine will host a talk with Abby Spencer, professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Medicine and director of the Academy of Educators at Washington University of St. Louis’ School of Medicine.

Spencer will present “Don’t just Lean In Ladies, It’s Time to Rise Up” Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom.

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About the speaker

Abby Spencer previously served as professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Spencer graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BS in behavioral neuroscience from Tulane University and received her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

She completed her primary care internal medicine residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical Center and subsequently completed a fellowship in general internal medicine with a concentration in women’s health and earned a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Spencer is an innovative and enthusiastic educator. She has dedicated her career to innovating, developing curricula, building teams and developing others in medical education. She has won numerous national awards for her teaching, educational scholarship, mentorship and leadership

Spencer has held leadership positions in many national organizations across academic internal medicine, most recently as a councilor for the Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine, and on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Internal Medicine Review Committee. 

She considers her greatest professional joys to be mentoring, teaching, sponsoring and developing others.