This survey was conducted to learn how the career decisions of women and men in cardiology influenced their professional and personal lives.
Women represent only 5% of practicing adult cardiologists and 10% of trainees.
Yet, women and men now enter medical school at nearly equal numbers.
The factors that contribute to career satisfaction in cardiology should be identified to permit the development of future strategies to ensure that the best possible candidates are attracted to the profession.
A questionnaire developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Women in Cardiology of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) was mailed in March 1996 to all 964 female ACC members and an age-matched sample of 1,199 male members who had completed cardiovascular training.
Women were more likely to describe their primary or secondary role as a clinical/noninvasive than invasive cardiologist (p<0.0001 women vs. men).
Men and women both reported a high level of satisfaction with family life, but women were less satisfied with their work as cardiologists (88% vs. 92%, p<0.01) and with their level of financial compensation.
Compared with men, women expressed less overall satisfaction (69% vs. 84%) and more dissatisfaction with their ability to achieve professional goals (21% vs. 9%). These differences were most pronounced for women in academic practice. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Femelle, Mâle, Homme, Spécialité médicale, Cardiologie, Formation professionnelle, Carrière professionnelle, Exploration, Qualité vie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Female, Male, Human, Medical specialty, Cardiology, Occupational training, Career, Exploration, Quality of life
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0431583
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 25/01/1999.