A campus networking event April 19 for women house-staff and practicing physicians addressed “The $16,819 Pay Gap for Newly Trained Physicians” and offered a chance for women physicians and faculty to share their experiences with residents and fellows.
On the heels of National Equal Pay Day on April 17 and release of census data showing women in Indiana are paid 72 cents for every dollar paid to men, the group discussed the disparity.
Also, negotiating and leadership skills were topics of presentations by Deb Tanner, executive vice president and group president, Covance, R&D Laboratories (above), and Ann Zerr, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Medicine at IU School of Medicine (below).
The event was spearheaded by ISMA member Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, M.D., F.A.C.P., (below) associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine, IU School of Medicine, and a member of the ISMA Women in Medicine Committee.
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