Motivations for and barriers to choosing an interventional cardiology career path: Results from the EAPCI Women Committee worldwide survey

Piera Capranzano, Vijay Kunadian, Josepa Mauri, Anna Sonia Petronio, Neus Salvatella, Yolande Appelman, Martine Gilard, Ghada W. Mikhail, Stefanie Schüpke, Maria D. Radu, Beatriz Vaquerizo, Patrizia Presbitero, Marie Claude Morice, Julinda Mehilli

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Abstract

Aims: Very few women become interventional cardiologists, although a substantial proportion of cardiologists and the majority of medical students are women. In accordance with the EAPCI Women Committee mission of attaining gender equality at the professional level, a worldwide survey was recently conducted aiming to understand better the motivations and the barriers for women in selecting interventional cardiology (IC) as a career path. Methods and results: A total of 1,787 individuals (60.7% women) responded to the survey. Women compared to men were less frequently married (women vs. men, 57.0% vs. 79.8%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalEuroIntervention
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Survey
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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