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February 26, 2007

A Targeted Intervention for the Career Development of Women in Academic Medicine

Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(4):343-345. doi:10.1001/archinte.167.4.343

Although women are recruited to academic medical programs, their advancement to senior faculty positions is still far less frequent than that of their male counterparts.1-4 Several studies have identified obstacles hindering the success of women faculty members,5-7 and balancing work with family responsibilities is a particularly salient challenge faced by many women.8 Research has demonstrated that differences between male and female faculty members without children are slight, but women with children may have less research funding, publish fewer peer-reviewed studies, report less career progress, and have less career satisfaction than men with children.9

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