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  • Gender Discrimination In Medicine: One Doctor’s Charge Against SUNY AB April 15, 2010

    Gender Discrimination In Medicine: One Doctor’s Charge Against SUNY AB

    “I believe workplace discrimination still occurs on a daily basis even though there have been significant efforts to educate employers and managers about this issue; but it unfortunately continues to exist,” says employment lawyer John Rossi of Boston, MA.

    If only Linda Brodsky had been taught that principle while in medical school, her life may have followed a very different course — and she may not have had to sue for claims of gender discrimination and equal-pay violations.

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  • The Otolaryngology Gender Gap: How do we make it disappear? February 2010

    The Otolaryngology Gender Gap: How do we make it disappear?

    It’s a fact: An increasing number of American women are entering medicine. In the U.S. today, half of matriculating medical students, and 28 percent of all practicing physicians, are women. Nonetheless, the pervasive gender gap in the medical profession creates a real dilemma for our nation. The negative impact of a less-than-optimally integrated work force affects the health and well-being of our patients—and our society.

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  • Identity Health Care: How the Gender Gap in Medicine Is Making Us Sick September 16, 2009

    Identity Health Care: How the Gender Gap in Medicine Is Making Us Sick

    As a woman surgeon for 26 years, I have witnessed the subtle — and not so subtle — differences in the way physician and patient identities intersect in our healthcare system. Physicians and patients alike bring their own realities, their own experiences, and their own unique points of view to every highly personal medical encounter — and these biases can literally be a matter of a healthy life or, in the worst case, an untimely death…

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