Resources for the Advancement of Women in Medical Imaging Informatics

Increasing the Visibility of Women in Radiology

Women radiologists remain in the minority. In 1981, the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) was founded to address why there were fewer women in radiology than men. However, 35 years later, we still have some progress left to make.

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More Women Involved in IR Training

While the number of women working in interventional radiology remains low, the number training for an IR career continues to grow and offers more hope for the future. Changes in training and an increased emphasis on recruiting to IR during medical school appears to have a significant impact.

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Shattering Radiology’s Glass Ceiling

Dr. Amy Patel, Former Chief Resident at the University of Kansas-Wichita, and current Breast Radiology Fellow at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Washington University in Saint Louis, shares her experience as the first female chief in an all-male program.

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Social Media Connecting Female RADs

We use social media to share everything from news articles, to health tips, to recipes, to pictures of our pets. Why not use it as a productive tool for women in radiology? Read how female physicians have joined together to create groups across social media for sharing everything from the latest and greatest in medicine, to balancing motherhood with their careers, and tips to alleviate burnout.

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Women in Radiology

As women seek leadership positions in radiology, they often still encounter road-blocks. How can a woman break through the glass (or rad) ceiling? One suggestion offered by leading women radiologists in this RSNA article is that since every woman is unique, it’s important to set individual goals that can help establish a clear purpose and track.

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