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VIDEO: A treatment plan for medicine’s gender inequities


REPORTING FROM ACP Internal Medicine

– Gender inequities may pervade the medical profession, but a new generation of younger physicians – women and men – can help reshape medicine’s mindsets and workplaces.

At the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians, Sue Bornstein, MD, former chief of staff at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and Darilyn Moyer, MD, CEO of the American College of Physicians, talked about the challenges to closing medicine’s gender-equity gaps, from structural bias to backlash. And they outlined strategies for women to broaden career opportunities and achieve fair payment – from mentoring and sponsoring, to leading change from the top of organizations.

The ACP published a position paper on achieving gender equity in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Bornstein’s interview:

Dr. Moyer’s interview:

SOURCE: Ann Intern Med. 2018 Apr 17. doi: 10.7326/M17-3438.

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