Women now comprise 50 percent or more of most U.S. medical school classes, yet relatively few female physicians fill the most senior management positions within the health care system. Here, you’ll meet 25 exceptional female physicians who have defied the odds to rise in health care administration.
They share their personal and compelling stories — including obstacles and challenges in balancing work, family and personal life — as their career paths take them from clinical medicine to leadership within government, academia, hospitals, provider groups, managed care, pharma, consulting and entrepreneurial ventures. Their experiences are not only relevant to women and health care, but also valid universally.
This book makes the case for talented women physician leaders who are articulate in the language of health care policy and business to be among those leading the industry.