Why So Many Women Physicians Are Quitting
Why does practicing medicine take a greater toll on women?
Compared to men, women physicians spend more time per patient, documenting electronic medical records, and handling non-professional responsibilities.
As a result, women physicians have higher rates of burnout and depression and lower rates of professional fulfillment.
These findings also shed light on other differences between female and male physicians in the following:
- Alignment: the relationship and shared values physicians have with organizational leadership
- Resilience: the ability to find meaning in work and the ability to re-charge when away from work
- Intent to stay: the likelihood to remain with the organization three years from now
How can we level the playing field?
Organizations must focus on:
Flexibility to meet both professional and personal demands.
Respect strategies for encouraging inclusive workplace culture.
Equitable Advancement Opportunities and Pay reviewing current and new compensation plans to ensure gender pay equity.
Ask yourself, is your practice a good place for women physicians to work?
SCC is committed to ensuring pay equality for all surgeons. We are passionate about educating female physicians in the business of medicine.
Knowledge is power. Know your value.
Learn about fair market value salary and negotiate your worth.
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