In this compendium, you will find pieces written by invited faculty speakers from the Women in Medicine Summit 2021, who share their expertise on the evolution of empowerment that has occurred in medicine.
David C. Kim (Partner Development Manager, Wiley Career Center Services)
Common themes emerge from the histories of our many venerable learned societies in the United States, including in medical disciplines and elsewhere, when considering the demographic makeup of founding leaders and members - they tend to be White and male.
Mark Hertling, DBA, Lieutenant General, US Army (retired)
What faces us as we transition from a year of operating in a crisis to the resumption of the habitual? What will linger from a long, tough fight against COVID-19, and how might physicians best approach the many post-crisis challenges they will face?
I was in my mid-career as an academic medical oncologist, when I found myself in a toxic work environment. I had grown accustomed to the hierarchy and power differential in medicine as well as the male dominated leadership structure and the narcissistic behavior of colleagues, especially leaders.
Ask a group of early-career female physicians what their most pressing concerns about life in medicine are, and an overwhelming percentage will mention the challenge of balancing their personal and professional lives.
The curriculum vitae. The CV. The often eye-roll-inducing, groan-soliciting, angst-provoking professional document that must be updated, maintained and groomed to capture and communicate one’s professional merits and strengths.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women physicians has sparked ongoing discussions about gender-disproportionate personal burdens and professional consequences on academic publication rates (“productivity”), compensation and promotional track advancement.