Inequality persists for female physicians

October 19, 2018

Although today we see an equal number of men and women graduate from medical school, only a small percentage of female physicians become leaders in the medical world. Despite women making up 80% of the field, only 3% of healthcare CEOs are women, 6% are department chairs, 9% are division chiefs, and 3% are serving as chief medical officer. Organizations attempting to improve the promotion of women should focus on four key areas: quantification, re-thinking awards and promotions, engaging broadly, and creating opportunities for development and sponsorship. Read more here.


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