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Cardiology Culture Has Many Running for the Hills

It's no wonder that fewer women opt to go into cardiology, given the work-life balance issues and gender discrimination problems that plague the field. The question is: will the community do something about it?

A survey of internal medicine resident physicians revealed that the top perceptions of cardiology were that, as a field, it is associated with adverse job conditions, interference with family life, and lack of diversity. Women and future non-cardiologists valued work-life balance more highly than did men or those committed to cardiology.

In turn, women and future non-cardiologists also had worse perceptions of cardiology as a whole, according to the survey…

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