Shortage of Female Cardiologists: Exploring the Issues

Saxon, Leslie A.; Rao, Anupama K.; Klarich, Kyle W.
September 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2008, Vol. 83 Issue 9, p1022
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the shortage of female cardiologists in the U.S. They cite the 2004 Bethesda report which noted that the lack of women entering the field of cardiology was partly because of perceptions that a career in cardiology was not as family-friendly as careers in other specialties. They stress the need for cardiology, as a specialty, to recognize the overall societal trend toward improved balance between professional and personal life during training and in the entire career.


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