The Jewish Orthodox Women’s Medical Association (JOWMA) is proud to host its upcoming Second Annual Symposium in partnership with Yale School of Medicine and Yale Medicine. Following its inaugural symposium in January 2020, JOWMA received overwhelmingly positive feedback for the high quality medical presentations and opportunities for learners at all levels, including physicians, trainees, medical students, and pre-med students.

This year’s event will focus on the practice of medicine in a post-COVID world. Topics include vaccine hesitancy, mental health awareness during the pandemic, and how COVID-19 changed clinical practice. The keynote speaker will be Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who will be discussing the science behind complications of COVID-19. Other topics this year include immunotherapy and special breakout sessions for premedical and medical students regarding the application processes for medical school and residency.

This year’s symposium will be held virtually and is open to all healthcare professionals, male and female, from all medical disciplines and backgrounds. Students are welcome. Continuing medical education (CME) will be available through Yale School of Medicine. Register at

The symposium will be followed by an in-person Physician Networking Dinner at Bourbon & Bison. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the JOWMA Medical Student Scholarship Fund, which is launching in Fall 2021. Thank you to event sponsors Greystone & Co. LLC, Mobile Vascular Physicians, Sherman Abrams Labs, Takeda, Wealth Advisory Group, LLC, Premium Health and Refuah Health. To register for the dinner, please visit  

JOWMA is a 501c3 organization dedicated to providing health education to the Jewish community and supporting current and future Orthodox female physicians.