Research from Canada and around the world shows that female physicians are underrepresented in positions of leadership, experience gender-based pay gaps, and are burdened by a “second shift” of family responsibilities. This affects individual physicians but also entire specialities, such as family medicine, that have higher proportions of women physicians.
Doctors of BC is seeking input from members on the topic of gender equity in medicine via their online member engagement platform. This input will assist Doctors of BC’s Council on Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) to develop relevant and needed policy. Feedback from family doctors will help advance equity, diversity and inclusion work in the organization and in the health care system.
Read this news article to find out more, and share your input on Doctors of BC’s member engagement platform to support this important initiative. Members have until July 21 at 11:59 p.m. to take part.