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Biases in academic medicine

Jan 16, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer

When I decided to pursue medicine as a career, I sensed I was not entering an even playing field for women. This was a gut feeling based upon the standard depictions of doctors and based upon conversations. The system had been designed by and organized for the success of men. What I could not have anticipated was that by midcareer, some women friends and colleagues would disappear due to disappointment and disillusion. For this and many other reasons, medicine is making midcareer academic women ...