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Invited Commentary
October 2, 2019

Procedure Mix—The Path to Pay Equity

Author Affiliations
  • 1Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA Surg. Published online October 2, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.3799

Over the past several years, increasing attention has been given to the issue of workforce sex disparities, both within medicine at large and surgery specifically. Inequalities exist between male and female surgeons in academic advancement, recognition of achievements, and compensation.1-3 As a profession, surgeons need to move beyond awareness of the problem of sex disparities and toward a deeper understanding of causes.

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