Dr. Alexis Woods with her adorable baby smiling at the camera

Wed Jul 12: Navigating the Journey From Community College to Surgical Excellence as a Non-Traditional, LGBTQ+, Marriage, and Parenthood

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Alexis Woods, MD
Surgical Resident, PGY-4
UC Davis Health System
UC Davis School of Medicine
Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 
5pm-6:30pm PST

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Workshop Description:
Embark on a transformative journey of empowerment and success as Dr. Alexi Woods, a surgical resident, and advocate, takes you through the remarkable path from community college to surgical excellence. In this groundbreaking workshop, Dr. Woods, a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and a devoted parent, will share her inspiring story of overcoming obstacles and defying societal norms.
Discover invaluable strategies and insights on navigating the unique challenges faced by non-traditional students, LGBTQ+ individuals, and parents in pursuing a surgical career. Gain expert advice on academic planning, mentorship opportunities, and personal growth tailored specifically to your journey. Dr. Woods will provide guidance on finding your voice, embracing diversity, and leveraging your unique experiences to excel in the medical field.
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from a trailblazer who will share her inspiring journey. Join us for an empowering workshop that celebrates inclusivity and equips you with the tools to navigate the journey to surgical excellence. Register, Come, Listen, ask questions, and embrace the extraordinary possibilities that lie ahead.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Woods grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. At the age of 16, she was emancipated and left home due to an unsafe environment. She dropped out of high school and went to work full-time.  For many years, making ends meet was difficult, even living in her car for a short time. In her early 20s, she worked seasonal travel jobs in Europe, Alaska, and Baja Mexico. 
Once back stateside, she enrolled in community college, where she reconnected with her teenage dream of becoming a surgeon. Moving to California with her sights set on attending UC Berkeley, she went to Cabrillo Community College in Santa Cruz. Eventually, she transferred to UC Berkeley for her BA in Molecular Biology, with an emphasis in Neurobiology.  
For the next two years, she worked as a live-in caregiver doing stroke rehab while taking the MCAT and applying to medical school. She started medical school at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at the age of 34 and graduated AOA and as a Member of the Gold Humanism Society. She subsequently started her 6 year surgical residency at the age of 38 at UC Davis Health System and now in her third year of general surgery residency. 
Dr. Woods hopes to pursue a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery. She is particularly interested in improving surgical healthcare for the LGBTQ community, especially transgender/nonbinary patients. 
She met and married her wife during medical school and they welcomed their first child in intern year, hoping to expand their family more in the next few years.

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Topic: Navigating the Journey From Community College to Surgical Excellence as a Non-Traditional, LGBTQ+, Marriage, and Parenthood
When: Wednesday, July 12, 5 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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