SESSION FOUR: Career Panel for Students Interested in Working with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Alexandra Molnar MD
Dr. Molnar cares for refugees at Harborview’s International Medicine Clinic and teaches physicians-in-training about general patient care as well as primary care of immigrants, refugees and the homeless as a faculty member at the University of Washington. Dr. Molnar regularly works with asylum seekers as a volunteer evaluator. She has spoken locally, nationally and internationally on her areas of special interest, including care for women with female genital cutting, special needs of asylum seekers, wound care for homeless individuals and treatment of latent tuberculosis in primary care.
Mariebeth Velasquez MD
Dr. Velasquez (she/her) is a queer, cis-, first-generation, Filipina-American Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UW and completed medical school and residency at the University of New Mexico. She is the Director of the Sylvia Phillips Endowment for Intimate Partner and Gender-based Violence Education for medical students. She has years of experience working with the Urban Native community during her time with the Indian Health Service, Albuquerque Service Unit and surrounding Pueblos. She also works in UWSOM's Office of Healthcare Equity as Physician-Lead for LGBTQ2S+ Programs and launched a mentorship program for LGBTQ2S+ learners across the WWAMI region to connect students with mentors that share personal & professional intersectional identities. In addition, she is working as a Content Expert within the medical school to reduce bias in the curriculum and is passionate about empowering voices of traditionally marginalized communities.