Addressing Gender Equity in Cardiology
A recent article published in the American Journal of Medicine, asks the question, "Why are women underrepresented in cardiology?"
The article suggests that we need "to initiate more aggressive recruitment programs aimed toward women."
In a response to the article, Gina Lundberg, MD, FACC, et al., write that the ACC Women in Cardiology (WIC) Section Leadership Council shares these concerns and address several issues facing women and initiatives that have been implemented.
They note that the ACC WIC Section strongly believes increasing opportunities, visibility and mentoring programs are the best ways to recruit young women into cardiology.