Career Development | What is the Difference Between Male and Female Cardiologist Work Compensation and Activities?

There is a "substantial salary difference" between male and female practicing cardiologists, as well as a difference in job activities, according to results of a study presented Nov. 8 during AHA 2015 in Orlando and simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  "This is the first study to show that although men and women cardiologists share the same specialty, they have markedly different job descriptions," said Pamela Douglas, MD, MACC, senior author of the study. She adds that this topic is important "because we as a profession are not having full access to our 'talent pool' of qualified internal medicine residents. That becomes a business and health care issue, as we increasingly recognize the importance of diversity among providers to optimizing patient care," she explains. Read more on