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Mind the Gap: Career and Financial Success for Women in Medicine

  • Kristine D. OlsonEmail author
  • Jamie R. Litvack
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Abstract

Career advancement and financial success for female physicians entail navigating gender norms (real and perceived) in a still male-dominated profession. The evidence demonstrates that female physicians are able to perform at the level of their male counterparts and that gender diversity increases the value and performance of organizations, yet women have not yet achieved the same level of opportunity and reward. In this chapter we will explore the success gaps, that which contributes to the gaps, and what men and women can do to close the gaps to ensure the freedom and opportunity to pursue personal and professional success.

Keywords

Leadership Academic advancement Finances Debt Pay Gap Promotion Negotiation Confidence Communication Tokenism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Internal MedicineYale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Surgery, Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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