AMA Wire

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

News for Women Physicians

Say "thank you" to someone who's made a difference

Say thank you to someone whos made a difference

Acknowledge the people who have made a difference in your professional life by nominating them for the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) Physician Mentor Recognition Program. The program is a unique way to recognize a professional colleague or teacher who has filled a special role in your life or career.

Nominations are due July 31; download a form today. In submitting a nomination, your mentor will be issued a special certificate and recognized in November during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

Study determines gender pay disparity among physician researchers

Male physician researchers make about $12,000 more than their female counterparts, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Building on past research that found disparities in pay between male and female physicians, this study by Reshma Jagsi, MD, and colleagues analyzed a homogenous cohort of 800 physician researchers. After adjusting for specialty, academic rank, leadership positions, publications and research time, the difference in salary between men and women was $12,194.