Women in Medicine

Gender Equity
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Promoting gender equity and eliminating the inequities in compensation and career advancement that physicians can face is a longstanding goal of ACP.

As an organization, we are committed to addressing the unique challenges female physicians confront over the course of their careers in order to foster an inclusive environment that promotes growth and development for female physicians. ACP believes that addressing the barriers that women in medicine face is essential for the internal medicine community to benefit from the full potential of women physicians in the workforce.

*You are welcome to use the following resources in your practice
to help promote gender equity, giving ACP credit.

Recommendations for Achieving Physician Gender Equity

This ACP position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine provides a set of recommendations addressing the challenges women in medicine face, including equity in physician compensation, career advancement, and bias.

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Research Report

Compensation Disparities by Gender in Internal Medicine

This ACP research report highlights the differences in physician compensation by gender among U.S. American College of Physicians (ACP) internal medicine physicians. Published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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What You Can Do to Impact Gender Equity

Make your mark on impacting gender equity in medicine with the following list of action items.


Each day ACP members are making a positive impact in the internal medicine community. Recognized by their peers for their outstanding efforts, please join us in celebrating the honorees.

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Podcast: Mentorship and Recruitment of URiMs

The DEI Shift, a podcast dedicated to shifting the way we think and talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the medical field, interviews Dr. Quentin Youmans, the former chief of internal medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Youmans discusses the importance of recruitment and mentorship of underrepresented minorities in medicine, and strategies for supporting them in these roles. Listen to Podcast

Improving Health Policies to Better Support Women

ACP policy recommendations to improve the health of women in the United States through a health care system that supports their needs over the course of their lifetime, Published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Read article | Watch video

ACP members share stories of particularly challenging situations they faced as women physicians to celebrate the support and guidance received from colleagues and to show they are not alone.

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Additional References & Resources

A collection of resources to help physicians committed to addressing gender equity at the organizational level and individually.

Gender Bias & Advancing Equity

Leadership & Mentoring

Addressing Sexual Harassment

Become a member of the American Medical Women's Association through ACP's affliate program!

Join the conversation in our Women in Medicine forum

Discuss with your peers