December 1, 2016

CHICAGO - There are just about as many women as men in medical school, but far fewer female medical trainees are picking radiology as their medical field of choice. What can be done to make radiology more attractive to women? We talk to Dr. Holly Jumper of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to find out.

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Dr. Holly Jumper of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences discusses what can be done to attract more women to radiology.
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12/1/2016 5:22:00 PM
Jan the Third
I don't see this as a problem. Men and women likely go to medical school for reasons that differ sufficiently to lead them to different specialties. Many radiology attendings and residents have told me frankly that they like the fact that the field allows them to concentrate on the medicine and sidestep social work, pt families, and so on. This could well be a factor contributing to the disparity.

12/1/2016 6:18:22 PM
TradRads123
I agree. I know many excellent female radiologists, but that doesn't mean it has to be 50/50. I doubt that pediatrics is saying "OMG!! Why aren't more men choosing peds?" Different specialties attract different types of people, so what...

12/1/2016 6:38:00 PM
jd4540
Quote from TradRads123

I agree. I know many excellent female radiologists, but that doesn't mean it has to be 50/50. I doubt that pediatrics is saying "OMG!! Why aren't more men choosing peds?" Different specialties attract different types of people, so what...

yep, if women want/don't want to chose radiology as a career that is their decision...this 50/50 concept is just part of our ultra-pc culture, enough already...

12/1/2016 6:39:46 PM
rads4meplease
Because they're smarter than us.

12/1/2016 7:03:48 PM
jd4540
Quote from rads4meplease


Because they're smarter than us.

true dat[;)]