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New American College of Physicians Position on Gender Pay Gap in Medicine

November 23, 2016

At its November Board of Regents meeting, the American College of Physicians (ACP) adopted the following statement on the Gender Pay Gap within the Field of Medicine:

The American College of Physicians believes that physicians regardless of gender should be paid equally and fairly for their work at all stages of their professional careers and in all settings.

Sufficient transparency is needed in physician compensation arrangements to ensure that physicians regardless of gender are paid equally and fairly for their work at all stages of their professional careers and in all settings.

Further study is needed on the reasons for and the impact of gender pay inequity.

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The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. ACP members include 148,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

Contact: Jackie Blaser, (202) 261-4572, jblaser@acponline.org