Feature | Why Care About Being a Woman in Cardiology? Part II

My fellowship experience is, in a way, a case study on increasing the number of women in cardiology. My class consists of four women and one man. Yes, eighty percent of my cardiology fellowship year is female. We are probably making history here.

I was initially worried about how we would be received since the classes above mine had the typical ratio of one woman and four men. During medical school and residency, every female physician-in-training I knew had faced incidents of sexism – from physicians, from nurses and from patients. Read more on ACC.org.