Achieving gender equity in the radiation oncology physician workforce

Emma B. Holliday, Malika Siker, Christina H. Chapman, Reshma Jagsi, Danielle S. Bitterman, Awad A. Ahmed, Karen Winkfield, Maria Kelly, Nancy J. Tarbell, Curtiland Deville

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There is currently much interest in identifying and mitigating gender inequity within medicine, the greater workforce and society as a whole. We provide an evidence-based review of current and historical trends in gender diversity in the RO physician workforce and identify potential barriers to diversity and inclusion in training, professional development, and career advancement. Next, we move to actionable items, addressing methods to mitigate bias, harassment, and other impediments to professional productivity and characterizing leadership lessons and imperatives for departmental, institutional, and organizational leaders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-483
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Radiation Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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