According to statistics, going to the hospital and being treated by a female doctor is very common, as the number of women studying medicine and practicing medicine is practically equal to that of men. However, as you go up a step from the support part to the management, gender gap It is clear.
Women are breaking the ‘glass ceiling’ in the world of science and medicine. but very slowly and with a have to put in extra effort than their peers To demonstrate competency in difficult areas such as research.
To promote equality, Bristol Myers Squibbo In collaboration with ESPAÑOL, it has hired four female doctors with a solid track record Women and the Challenges of Women’s Role in Sci-Medicine, a round table in which it became clear that much remains to be done overcome stereotypesintegrate women decision making and to get it patients go to doctor on time,
The latter is not trivial. Experience shows that women caring for others prevails And, at times, they come late for counseling. In health care, as in professional performance, empowerment is still necessary.
“In general, women are seen as someone who accompanies the patient more than manages. Getting there is the challenge. On the part of care, there are no problems. There are women everywhere and no barriers.” The odds are top,” Dr. Celia Oreja-GuevaraChief of the Neurology Section at San Carlos Clinical Hospital.
“women have to reach the posts like section head, service chiefs, coordinators of units or institutions. In research, you have to be present steering committees where clinical trials are decided; In the committees of journals, as editors in chief, or in councils that decide on scholarship”, says Oreja-Guevara, a reference to several doctors as the section head of a large hospital in Madrid.
Her diagnosis is shared by her tablemates. “There’s a glass roof and A cement roof, which we burden ourselves We. When you’re overloaded, the first thing you give up is research and teaching. You follow through with the care part, which is the basics, but you start skipping things you don’t have time for, the doctor explains. maria guiradoMedical Oncology of the General University Hospital of Elche.
“It is made of Let’s move at a snail’s pace in our professional careerWhereas men can move at a higher rate,” Guirado concludes.
is added to streaks that continues to mark the race Professional women in science and medicine.
“From residence, A woman has to prove more. That it is more valid, that it can do with everything. For those of us who like research, we expand our studies and do a doctoral thesis. Then comes the fertile age and you have to consider whether you want to have children”, describes Clara BonanadiClinical cardiologist at the University Clinical Hospital of Valencia.
Only then comes the moment of motherhood of the researchers, when the gap occurs, recognizes Bonanad. And this happens to a large extent, because Research is not part of the working dayBut it has to be done in free time, forcing many great professionals to skip it and run into a glass ceiling.
“What we need is that in the public hospital sector, the time is conducive to the research that makes the difference between optimal work or extinguishing a fire,” said Dr. Christina EncinasHospital hematologist General Universitario Gregorio Maranone.
Encinas also believes Keys for women to reach management positions and warns that in order to reach them, “it must be exceptionally goodWhile for them to be valid or good, it is worth it”.
It’s not easy to break stereotypesBut this does not mean that society should conform to the current notion of gender roles. That’s why Encinas sends a clear message from this roundtable: “We have to accept women bosses more as officers. It sounds like a cliché, but it’s necessary.”
Oreja-Guevara illustrates this situation from his own experience. “I had a tall, male partner who worked for me. It looked like I was the nurse and he was the doctor. We have to Make us aware that a woman can be a doctor and a boy, a nurse. And the woman can be the team leader and the guy deputy,” he says from San Carlos Clinical Hospital.
From Gregorio Maranone, Encinas sends a message of optimism by affirming that the youngest is “Come Strong”.
They arrive with fewer obstacles than their predecessors, but with a glass ceiling on the horizon.
Therefore, from this table promoted by Bristol Myers Squibb within the Equality B-Now initiative, it is recalled the importance of doing networking noun, the importance that Women help each other. And also, the importance of women value themselves,
Because, as the speaker points out, “men ask and we have to learn to ask”. do not leave the place that corresponds To so many researchers for the merit, effort and results.