July-August 2022 | Volume 105 | Issue 4
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IN THIS ISSUE
Women now make up more than half of students in medical school and their numbers are growing throughout the medical profession. What does that mean for them, their colleagues, and the practice of medicine? While barriers still remain, especially for leadership positions, there is little doubt that many
things already have changed.
Table of Contents
ON THE COVER
Women in White Coats
There are more women physicians than ever before, but they still face barriers that their male colleagues aren’t likely to experience.
BY SUZY FRISCH
Two dozen women, from those in medical school and residency to some long-established in practice, share their experiences and thoughts.
BY LINDA PICONE
Hospital chaplains help promote trust and healing; it’s important for nondominant faith traditions to be represented.
BY NAIMA HASSAN; NERMINE ABDELWAHAB, MD; ASMA ADAM, MD; ALMA HABIB, MD; AND NASREEN QUADRI, MD
Women bring unique value to medicine. Indeed, studies have shown that compared to male physicians, women physicians are more likely to provide preventive care and psychosocial counseling, adhere to clinical guidelines, and spend more time with their patients. Some studies even show improved clinical outcomes with women physicians.
RAHEL NARDOS, MD
ARTS AND MEDICINE
BY KIRSTEN SNOOK
BY CHRISTY BORAAS, MD, MPH, AND SIRI FIEBIGER, MD, MPH
BY LORA PRINC, MD, MBA, AND D. BRENDAN JOHNSON, MTS
THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE
The MMA's report on policy, people and politicsNominations for MMA officers now open. In-person ECHO series on transition from pediatric to adult care. Physicians running for state office. In-person networking events return. 2022 Legislative Session in review.