Women in Interventional Radiology: Exploring the Gender Disparity in Canada

Elsevier, Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, Volume 50/Issue 2, March-April 2021, pages 115-118
Authors: 
Olivia Li, Malory Ross, and Daniele Wiseman

Women now comprise half of medical students in Canada yet continue to be underrepresented in general radiology and its subspecialties. The underrepresentation of women in interventional radiology is even more profound. The literature has suggested various factors that might contribute to this gender disparity, including a lack of role models and mentors, exposure during early medical training, and decisions regarding work-life balance. This article explores the gender disparity among Canadian interventional radiologists, highlights the attrition of women through their radiology training, and discusses recruitment strategies to increase diversity in this rewarding field.