Resources for Women in Pediatrics
Women face many unique challenges in their careers. The AAP Division of Workforce and Medical Education Policy can serve as a useful resource on such challenges for women in pediatrics, including part-time careers, re-entry into the workforce, best practices for maintaining a successful career, achieving a work-life balance and flexible career options. The AAP Committee on Pediatric Workforce also has pertinent information for female pediatricians and even hosts an annual complimentary breakfast forum for women at the AAP NCE.
The History of Women in Neonatology
More than a century ago, female physicians were unheard of. Learn about the history of women in neonatology – the obstacles they faced and the female pioneers in the field – dating back to 1870. This historical perspective from NeoReviews features an interview conducted by Alistair Philip, M.D., FAAP, with Paul-Louis Toubas, M.D. The interview is divided into a three-part series that began in May and concludes in July.
Report Details Pediatrician
Compensation and Patient Visits
Good news for some pediatricians: nearly one-third of respondents indicated that 2010 was a more profitable year than 2009, according to the 2011 Pediatrician Compensation Report. The report also stated that pediatricians in less densely populated areas earned more than pediatricians working in large cities; the median compensation for men was $170,000, compared to $135,000 for women; and 62% of respondents would choose pediatrics as their specialty if they had to do it all over again. As far as patient visits go, about 44% of pediatricians see 76 to 124 patients per week and about one-third of patient visits last 13 to 16 minutes.