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Physician Work Environment and Well-Being
July 12, 2021

Gender Gaps in Salary and Representation in Academic Internal Medicine Specialties in the US

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181(9):1255-1257. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.3469

Women comprise 41% of faculty in full-time academic positions, steadily increasing since 2009.1 The number of women pursuing Internal Medicine (IM) careers continues to rise; however, gender differences in physician salary and promotion have endured.2 Contemporary data on the workforce composition of IM subspecialist physicians are lacking. We sought to evaluate current demographics and salaries of academic IM physician specialists and hypothesized that gender disparities in remuneration persist despite the increase in female representation in academic IM.

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    1 Comment for this article
    Science or Politics?
    Arturo Irarrazaval, Ophthalmologist | Consultores Oftalmologicos
    Why is it that in the last months/years a great part of this journal is about gender, race, ethnicity, or the economy? Please, a little more medicine!