Jul 19, 2022
In the new book Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Physician Leaders, 32 women physician leaders share their career paths with the goal of improving the trajectory of women in medicine. We talked today with Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, MPH, AMWA (American Medical Women’s Association) President (2022-2023) and Professor of Medicine, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, and Deborah M. Shlian, MD, MBA, the book editor and author, and AMWA leader. Dr. Shlian is also CEO of Shlian & Associates, an executive/physician search and medical management consulting firm.
We talk about how Dr. Shlian came to write the book, as she typically writes medical thrillers, why women are under-represented in leadership positions - even though when I graduated, over 15 years ago, there were more women than men in the class - how to reduce institutional barriers, how COVID affected women leaders, and how AMWA is addressing the need for more women physicians in leadership roles.