Now that I have your attention, let me explain my point of view. Since graduating medical school in 1978, I have been an observer of and casual participant in several women's professional organizations within my workplaces (academic medical centers), region, and area of specialty. At a national level, I have had the opportunity to participate in career development programs offered nationally to women only, such as the Association of American Medical Colleges workshops and the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program sponsored by the Medical College of Pennsylvania–Hahnemann University.
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