CME Webcast Discusses Women in Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Women in Medicine. Now over a third of practicing physicians in the United states are women. Just a few years ago in 2019, women surpassed men in US medical school enrollment for the very first time. In the latest 2021-2022 application cycle, 55% of applicants to US medical schools and 55.5% of matriculants were women. Today, we’ve invited two of Ohio State University’s Women in Medicine & Science leaders. Dr Arwa Shana’ah is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Wexner Medical Center and serves as a subcommittee co-chair for Women in Medicine and Science group. We also have here Dr Maya Iyer who is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at OSU and Nationwide Children’s Hospital and serves as associate director of Women in Medicine and Science.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Realize the presence and persistence of equity gap in pay, rank and research between men and women in medicine
  • Understand some of the factors contributing to the equity gap and the challenges women in medicine face including during the COVID19 pandemic
  • Describe four strategies to improve pay equity.
  • Discuss four tactics to improve equity in the promotion and tenure process.
  • Understand the importance of sponsorship for career development.
  • List three strategies to retain women in medicine.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Gender Disparities
  • Sponsorship
  • Gender Bias
  • “Motherhood” Penalty
  • Women of Color

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