Characteristics of Women Internists

Erica Frank, MD, MPH; Tricia Kunovich-Frieze, MD; Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD

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As women comprise an increasing proportion of the internal medicine workforce, an understanding of their personal and professional characteristics has become important. While this study focused on women internists, many of the professional concerns, such as career dissatisfaction and inadequate counseling practices, found in this and other studies need to be further investigated in all internists. Once causal relationships are established, research to structure interventions and the creation of interventions to improve career satisfaction and counseling practices could arm internists with some of the tools they need to respond to the changing values and principles characterizing healthcare and the practice of preventive and curative medicine.


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