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[Comment] Where are the women in academic cardiology?

Women are a minority of cardiologists. Despite gender parity among medical students and internal medicine residents in the USA and in Europe, only 21% of cardiology fellows in the USA and 16·8% in the UK are women.1,2 This drop-off has been labelled the “residency to fellowship cliff” by Pamela Douglas, Chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Taskforce on Diversity, and former ACC president.3 These proportions are comparable to US female trainees in thoracic surgery (21%), neurosurgery (17%), and orthopaedic surgery (15%).

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