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  • CLOSING THE GENDER PAY GAP FOR WOMEN PHYSICIANS—What Are Physician Executives to Do? April 2, 2013

    CLOSING THE GENDER PAY GAP FOR WOMEN PHYSICIANS—What Are Physician Executives to Do?

    The gender pay gap for women physicians is a very real and very ugly phenomenon.  Let’s explore what it looks like, why it persists, and what we can do to change the status quo.

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  • Did I shoot them? Am I bleeding? And does all bleeding stop? December 19, 2012

    Did I shoot them? Am I bleeding? And does all bleeding stop?

    I remember the first gunshot wound I treated in the emergency department at Jacobi Hospital in the South Bronx 35 years ago. Only one of two I saw that month in the second busiest trauma ER in the country. Gang fight. Troubled youths. In the middle of the night. Hand guns.

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  • How do you know if you’re a disruptive physician? December 12, 2012

    How do you know if you’re a disruptive physician?

    Physicians are being attacked in many ways and in many places. It is no longer about how able, available, and affable you are. It is about how well you toe the line when it comes to going along to get along while being watched by an ever increasing line up of watchdogs. Many of whom have sharp teeth. Here are a few questions that might indicate you are headed for trouble…

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  • Can women physicians truly be senior leaders in medicine? November 14, 2012

    Can women physicians truly be senior leaders in medicine?

    It is nearly impossible to ignore the need for clear thinking, confident and “in control” leaders. And whether in Congress or in a physician’s office, medical school department or hospital administrative suite, women leaders are notably absent. So whose fault is it?

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  • Are pregnancy and residency compatible? October 16, 2012

    Are pregnancy and residency compatible?

    When I asked at a roundtable discussion we ran last week, “What one thing would you change to make your life easier as a woman physician?” I was stunned to hear, “Not be afraid to have a baby during my training. I am afraid I will not be allowed to finish or I will be shunned by the people in my program.”

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  • Career Lessons From A Doctor Who Sued Over Pay Discrimination October 12, 2012

    Career Lessons From A Doctor Who Sued Over Pay Discrimination

    This year Dr. Brodsky launched Women MD Resources, an organization dedicated to “helping women physicians get the jobs they want, the pay they deserve, and not become prisoners of their careers.” She spoke with me on Monday about how she felt after receiving that big check, how to protect yourself from getting taken advantage of at work, and why women in medical school shouldn’t let themselves get pressured into pediatrics.

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