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Stats & Trends for Women in Medicine: Closing the Gender Gap

By |2019-11-01T17:06:16-04:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Marjorie Stiegler is a practicing surgeon. As one of America’s women in medicine, she’s also studied gender stereotypes and bias in the industry for over a decade. Over the years, the woman doctor has tolerated many cutting comments. She even talks about a senior surgeon who complained about training women surgeons. In his biased opinion, they were all going to leave their professions to go have babies. And that was during Stiegler’s surgical training! Women Physicians Share Gender Bias Job-Related Nightmares Online She called for 30 women physicians to tell their stories related to gender bias in the workplace. Soon, women from across the globe shared their [...]

Elizabeth Blackwell: Fighting Gender-Based Bias in the Field of Medicine

By |2019-05-31T19:19:58-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Diversity In Medicine|Tags: , |

It was 1897. And British-born Elizabeth Blackwell was trying desperately to get into medical school. She sent out multiple admission request letters, receiving one rejection after the next. One even expressed concerns that she was trying to “break” men’s heads with a stick. She was facing gender-based bias in the field of medicine. Women doctors continue breaking strides in the US. Image by skeeze from Pixabay Breaking the Gender-Based Bias in the Field of Medicine According to the rejection letters, all written by men, Blackwell was “intellectually inferior.” But this simply wasn’t the case, and she knew it. One letter, written by a med school dean, showed the true problem behind [...]


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