Mormon Women in Medicine is a non-profit organization founded to support and encourage Mormon women pursuing careers in medicine. Through fellowship, mentoring, and discussion, we hope to provide support to those of all levels of faith, all family situations, and all career stages from students contemplating medicine to the seasoned attending physician.
The goals of our organization include:
- Creating a forum to discussion of the general challenges and blessings of pursuing a medical career specificically those inherent to a Mormon woman
- Providing for mentoring relationships that can help inspire young students and physicians and guide them in meeting their career goals
- Assisting in professional networking and personal fellowshipping
- Highlighting successes and advancements by Mormon women in the medical field
Founders and Directors
Maruine Cobabe – Founder and Director of Social Media
Maurine earned her undergaduate degree from Brigham Young University. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University. Currently, Maurine is in her second year of a family medicine in Tacoma, Washington. She and her husband met at CWRU and a year later they were married. In 2011 with another medical student, she began a blog devoted to supporting LDS women in medicine.
Makayla Romboy– Content Director
Makayla studied Exercise Science at BYU. Following graduation in 2014, she began medical school at the University of Nevada, Reno. From the beginning steps of applying for medical school, Makayla began seeking LDS, female role models. She found inspiration in Maurine's blog and wanted to get involved. Together with Maurine and Britlyn, she began the Mormon Women in Medicine foundation and website. Because of the time constraints involved with studying and practicing medicine, Makayla recruited her husband, Marcus, to build the website and play an active role in accomplishing the goals of Mormon Women in Medicine.
Britlyn Orgill – Blog Director
At BYU, Britlyn earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology. After leaving Provo, she moved north where she currently attends the Medical College of Wisconsin. Britlyn also saw a need to help women who are pursuing a career as a physician. She brought and developed a fresh blog to the organization. She regularly contributes blog posts and manages content from contributing writers.