3% to 6% The proportion of FACCs who are African American or Hispanic, respectively, as estimated from the ACC 2016 Professional Life Survey. Source: ACC Statistics. $1 Million The lower lifetime earnings of women who are cardiologists than men, after correcting for productivity and job description. Source: Jaqsi R, Biga C, Poppas A, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2016;67:529-41. 9.8% The proportion of FACCs who are women and U.S. board certified in adult cardiovascular disease. Source: ACC Statistics. 65% The proportion of women cardiologists who have experienced discrimination in the work place, vs. 23 percent of men. This proportion has not changed significantly in 20 years. Burnout is also higher in women cardiologists at 31 percent vs. 24 percent in men. Source: Lewis SJ, Mehta LS, Douglas PS, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2017;69:452-62. 25% The proportion of ACC women members who attend ACC’s Annual Scientific Session, compared with 20 percent of the overall membership, showing the high level of ACC member engagement of women. At 10 percent, the participation in the Women in Cardiology Section is one of the highest of the ACC sections. Source: ACC Statistics. 5.4% The percentage of cardiology trainees in the 2015-2016 training year who were African American. Only 6.8 percent were Hispanic. In internal medicine, these numbers were 5.8 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively. Source: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. <10% The proportion of medical students who are African American. Less than 3 percent of medical school faculty are African American. Source: Association of American Medical Colleges. 8% The proportion of trainees in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology who are women, making these the two least diverse training programs in U.S. medicine. Source: Association of American Medical Colleges. 21% The percentage of fellows in adult cardiology who are women. In comparison, about 50 percent of medical students and 46 percent of internal medicine residents are women. Cardiology is the third least diverse fellowship in U.S. medicine, after neurosurgery (17 percent) and orthopedics (14 percent). Source: Association of American Medical Colleges.
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