Front-Cover-1.pngJuly-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

Still far to go to achieve gender equity in medicine

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


Stories from women physicians

Two dozen women, from those in medical school and residency to some long-established in practice, share their experiences and thoughts.

BY LINDA PICONE


FEATURES

Soul Doctors

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


EDITOR'S NOTE

We need to recognize and support the power of women physicians
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

Our new normal: Learning medicine in a global pandemic.

BY KIRSTEN SNOOK


COMMENTARY

Abortion is healthcare; physicians need to understand and support it.

BY CHRISTY BORAAS, MD, MPH, AND SIRI FIEBIGER, MD, MPH


ETHICS

Physicians and civil disobedience.

BY LORA PRINC, MD, MBA, AND D. BRENDAN JOHNSON, MTS
 

THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE

The Physician Advocate / MMA NEWS

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.


ON CALL

Wade Larson, MD, and Denise Long, MD