Assessing the Extent of Implicit, Explicit Gender Bias in Healthcare Careers

What is the extent of implicit and explicit bias when it comes to gender in healthcare? While many women in healthcare report experiencing subtle or not-so-subtle bias and microaggressions at work, a recently published study sought to determine how healthcare professionals associate men and women with career and family, and also how surgeons associate men and women with surgery and family medicine. Using a tool called the Implicit Association Test (IAT), researchers recently tried to quantify this.

In this podcast, we speak with the lead author, Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, about the findings, as well as other issues affecting women in healthcare. 

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