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UCSF students as well as community members are invited to join Maureen Longworth, MD ’83, to watch and discuss her 1983 short film, Turning Around – Sexism in Medicine.

Dr. Longworth spent her medical career as a family practice doctor in Juneau, Alaska, and has been a playwright and filmmaker since her student days at UCSF. Turning Around runs 20 minutes and stars her medical school classmates. The film was based on a play performed at UCSF’s first International Women’s Day celebration in 1980. Julius Krevans, MD, UCSF’s chancellor at the time, made the film required viewing for all faculty members. (Bonus: Read “Doctor turned filmmaker says laughter may be the best medicine for sexism” from the March 8, 1984, issue of UCSF’s Synapse student newspaper.)

Register for lunch, a viewing of the short film, and a discussion on the continued relevance of the topic of sexism in medicine.

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