Gerberding praised the study for raising awareness.
"Institutions need to take this information seriously and take a hard and closer look at their own salary parity issues," she said. Career advancement often depends on having a strong mentor and sponsor, so women and men in leadership positions at medical schools and teaching hospitals should make sure they're actively advocating for qualified women and suggesting them for promotions, Gerberding said.
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