Share of female physicians in select specialties in the U.S. as of 2020

This statistic shows the percentage of physicians in select specialties in the U.S. who were women as of 2020. As of that time, 58 percent of obstetrician-gynecologists were women, while only 16 percent of cardiologists were women.

Percentage of physicians in select specialties in the U.S. who were women as of 2020

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 4, 2019 to February 10, 2020

Number of respondents

17,461 physicians from 30+ specialties

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

* Medscape member physicians currently practicing in the U.S. who participated in the online survey. Compensation is modeled and estimated based on a range of variables, including specialty, age, gender, geographic location, survey year, across 6 years of survey data. The data is also weighted to the distribution of physicians within the AMA database.

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