Gender Equity: Why it is Important to Everyone
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
This program will highlight issues related to gender inequality in medicine and solutions for building a more inclusive physician workforce. Evidence of the “gender gap” persists across many professions, and medicine is no different. Studies show that female physicians experience salary inequities and barriers to career advancement more commonly than their male counterparts, yet women are not the only ones harmed by environments that foster gender inequality.
Such environments also have the potential to strain professional relationships in general, create a negative workplace culture and exacerbate problems with physician satisfaction across the board. More subtle, but equally concerning are the potential effects of gender inequality on patient care.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe examples of gender disparities in medicine
- Articulate how gender equity is important to physician satisfaction and patient care
- List ways that organizations may strengthen their workforce with equitable practices
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS-F
Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS-F served as the Dean of the Midwestern University (MWU)-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2002 until stepping down in July 2018. Prior to serving as Dean, she held chair and assistant deanships at MWU’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was in the private practice of internal medicine/geriatrics in Mesa, Arizona from 1985 through 2002.
Susan Hingle, MD
Susan Hingle, MD, is an Internal Medicine specialist and a Professor of Medicine, who serves as Associate Dean for Human and Organizational Potential, and Director of Faculty Development at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a medical degree from Rush University Medical College. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine.
Vidhya Prakash, MD
Vidhya Prakash, MD, is a professor and Infectious Diseases faculty in the Department of Medicine, where she also serves as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Prakash is founder and director of SIU Medicine’s Alliance for Women in Medicine and Science (AWIMS). She is chair of the Illinois Department of Public Health Diversity in Health Care Task Force and Chair of the American Medical Women's Association Membership Committee. She is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Babak S. Jahromi, MD, PhD
Babak S. Jahromi, MD, PhD is a dual-trained neurosurgeon with extensive experience in endovascular and cerebrovascular surgery. He holds fellowships from the Universities of Miami and Buffalo, a PhD from the University of Chicago, and currently serves as Vice Chair for Regional Neurosurgery at Northwestern Medicine. His clinical and research interests include imaging & intervention for acute stroke, cerebral aneurysms, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and trigeminal neuralgia.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit