Female Residents in Internal Medicine (FRIM)

The goal of this group is to provide peer mentoring, sponsorship, career resilience, and guidance for residents. We meet monthly, and our meetings alternate between didactic sessions and socials. Our faculty mentor is Dr. Dianne Goede. While this group focuses on female residents, we encourage male residents to participate in the discussions as well. We also welcome spouses of housestaff and other #FriendsofFrim. Some of the topics we have covered include:

  • Life in Addition to Medicine
  • Overcoming Barriers
  • Navigating early career
  • Men as women advocates
  • Networking
  • How to excel as a leader
  • Making the most of your mentor/mentee relationship
  • Graceful Self-promotion
  • Fellows Q&A Panel
  • Family/work balance: taking care of yourself
  • Negotiation skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Self-advocacy and communication


  • BBQ at Wildflower
  • Cooking class at Fat Tuscan Cafe
  • America’s Escape Game
  • Holiday social
  • Ceramic painting at Corks and Colors Studio
  • Painting class at Painting with a Twist
  • Ice cream socials