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.
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.
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.