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DID YOU KNOW?
View more statistics on women surgeons on our Why AWS is Important page.
WHAT CAN I DO?
Take advantage of AWS resources on gender equity prepared for you with the experience and wisdom of your fellow female surgeons.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT RESOURCES
General Surgery News article: "Studies Expose High Rates of Sexual Harassment in Surgery"
Read the AWS 2017 Policy Statement on Sexual Harassment
PAY EQUITY TOOLKIT
Read the AWS 2017 Statement on Gender Salary Equity
Initiate a Dialogue
As I am sure you are aware a number of recent studies and articles in the press have highlighted the continued salary inequity that exists between male and female physicians.
The attached statement was prepared in collaboration with the Association of Women Surgeons and formed the basis for a white paper recently accepted by the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
As a department chair and a leader in surgery you will understand the need to advocate for the fair treatment of all surgeons. Therefore the issue of salary equity and transparency is a concern to all in our department.
I would be more than happy to discuss this further at your convenience.
In kind regard,
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