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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) internists. 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.

Upcoming Webinars

Women in Medicine: Creating Gender Equality in Your Workplace with Dr. Susan Hingle
: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:00pm-4:00pm ET
Description: Join Susan Hingle, MD, MACP, as she explores strategies for recognizing and addressing gender inequalities in medical institutions and practices. Learn how you can be a champion for change and join the fight for gender equality for women in medicine. This webinar is open to all ACP members. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

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Contract Negotiation for Women in Medicine with Martine Jackson, JD/MBA
Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:00pm-4:00pm ET
Description: Contract expert Martine Jackson, JD, MBA, will discuss best practices for negotiating one’s salary, hours, and overall compensation package to best support the financial, professional, and personal aspirations of women in medicine at all points in their career. This webinar is open to all ACP members. Attendees will have the opportunity ask questions following the presentation.

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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

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

Comprehensive Toolkit

ACP recommends using the Association of American Medical Colleges' GWIMS Toolkit, which is "designed to provide practical guidance on a variety of topics relevant to women faculty in academic medicine." Each presentation provides an overview of a specific topic, best practices for addressing it, tips for implementing, and more.

GWIMS Toolkit

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