WIC News | Third Professional Life Survey Shows Changes in CV Workforce

Differences in career experiences between female and male cardiologists have lessened over the past 20 years; however, personal life choices and levels of discrimination continue to diverge significantly according to a Council Perspective from ACC’s Women in Cardiology (WIC) Section, published on Dec. 21 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The third decennial Professional Life Survey, conducted by the Leadership Council of the WIC Section, found that career satisfaction remains high for both female and male cardiologists and that cardiologists are satisfied with profession overall, but sex-based career discrepancies remain. “With the third iteration of the Professional Life Survey, we now have data that provide us with 20 years of longitudinal information on the personal and professional lives of U.S. cardiologists – the largest study of its kind,” reflected Claire Duvernoy, MD, FACC, chair of the WIC Section and senior author of the study. Read more on ACC.org