28: The Unspoken Gender Pay Gap with Dr. Barbara Hamilton

The Unspoken Gender Pay Gap with Dr. Barbara Hamilton

If you’re in medical school, I’d like to believe that the goal is to choose a specialty that you have a genuine interest in. That may sound like an obvious thing to say, however, I’ve come to learn that a huge number of women physicians are swayed away from their desired specialty because it’s “not really a fit for women…”

Here to discuss this unfortunate reality is Dr. Barbara Hamilton. Barbara is an interventional radiologist, and had to contend with the notion that this field would be too demanding for a woman who wants to have a family. She has some incredible insights to share with us today about the unspoken gender pay gap and how it’s possible for women physicians to have it both ways.

Tune in this week to discover where the unspoken gender pay gap in medicine is and how Dr. Barbara Hamilton is striving to make sure more women don’t end up on the wrong side of it. We’re discussing the specialties that women are often influenced to steer clear of, and why it is totally possible to have a family and a highly demanding, highly compensating job in medicine.

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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • What the unspoken gender pay gap in medicine is.
  • How our education as women physicians contributes to this pay gap.
  • Why the unspoken gender pay gap in medicine continues to grow
  • The specialties that tend to have way fewer women than men and why.
  • Why the decision between having a family or choosing a highly demanding, highly compensated specialty doesn’t have to be either-or.
  • How Barbara juggled the demands of motherhood with working a time-consuming male-dominated specialty.

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