Addressing Barriers to Entry and Retention of Women in Interventional Vascular Specialties With Proposed Solutions

Published: February 20, 2024

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  • Interventional vascular specialties constitute a dynamic field characterized by evolving innovations and treatment methods.
  • Representation of women in interventional vascular fields lags behind other procedure-based specialties, with women representing far less than 5% of interventional cardiologists, 9.8% of interventional radiologists, and 14.6% of vascular surgeons.
  • Early exposure to and visibility of women in a field play pivotal roles in how students, particularly female students, select their specialties.