What Will It Take to Achieve Gender Equality in Radiology?

Sadia Khanani, MD; Elizabeth Valencia, MD, JD; Amy Lynn Conners, MD


Appl Radiol. 2022;51(5):18-20. 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


Although women represent the majority of medical student applicants and matriculants,[1] they remain underrepresented in many nonprimary care fields, including radiology and surgery.[2] This gender disparity is even more pronounced in leadership positions.[3] Gender diversity not only leads to equity but also fosters innovation, growth, workforce engagement, and productivity.[4,5] In this article, we review the gender disparities in radiology, the need for equitable gender representation, and potential strategies to bridge the gaps in gender disparity.