In our over 20 years combined direct patient care experience serving thousands of patients and families in our communities, we know what it’s like to love our profession but feel the joy for practicing medicine dwindle over the years as the ever-changing healthcare landscape makes us feel all the more isolated, overworked, undervalued, unappreciated, and like just another cog-in-the wheel.
We are MOVED TO ACTION by the data.
The majority of United States medical students are now women. (AAMC 2019)
Female doctors are more likely to leave medicine. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently highlighted research that “40% of women physicians go part-time or leave medicine altogether within six years of completing their residencies.” (Paturel, AAMC, 2019).
Less than 20% of healthcare leadership positions are held by women. While the majority of U.S. medical students are now women, only 34% of physicians in the workforce are women, and only 16% of hospital C-suite leaders and 18% of deans and department chairs are women. The leadership funnel narrows early for women. (Mangurian, et al. Harvard Business Review, 2018).
We believe empowering and lifting up each other with high-quality resources, a compassionate community and radical collaborations will transform our experience as women in medicine for the better. Pink Coat, MD is our simple way to educate, empower, inspire and energize us ALL for success and leadership in the workplace and in our lives!