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Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 34, Issue 7, pp 1334–1336 | Cite as

Gender Wage Disparities in Medicine: Time to Close the Gap

  • A. Sofia Warner
  • Lisa Soleymani Lehmann
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Abstract

Women physicians are paid less than their male peers across medical specialties and geographies. While the medical literature to date has focused on documenting the existence of a wage gap, less attention has been paid to fixing this gap. We focus on interventions around auditing, salary transparency, family leave, and childcare that can be implemented to advance gender wage parity.

KEY WORDS

gender physician compensation wage gap disparities bias 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the National Center for Ethics in Health Care, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Massachusetts General Hospital, or Harvard University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sofia Warner
    • 1
  • Lisa Soleymani Lehmann
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MedicineMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.VA New England Healthcare SystemBedfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Health Policy and ManagementHarvard T. H. Chan School of Public HealthBostonUSA

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