First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Elizabeth WilliamsFollow

Mentor/s

Brian Stiltner Sandra Young

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Throughout history, society has failed to compensate women fairly for their work. Occupations once considered men's work have regularly lost merit once women fill the role. Within the United States, women in the workforce have experienced a true systemic devaluation. Rather new challenges for the female physician assistant are beginning to mirror an outdated story line that has undermined the work of women in medicine for years. To understand this entirely, the historical depreciation of women’s work in the United States, trends in medicine, current pay disparities among physician assistants, and strategies to prevent society and medicine from repeating history must be explored. Without change, the wage gap will persist and future leaders in medicine, and beyond, will likely be lost.

College and Major available

Exercise Science BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN300 Honors Capstone, Stiltner & Young

Location

Session E: West Campus West Building W140

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 10:45 AM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 11:45 AM

Students' Information

Elizabeth Williams - Exercise Science, Honors, December 2022

Honorable mention, Most Creative 2022 award.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 29th, 10:45 AM Apr 29th, 11:45 AM

The Devaluation of Women's Work: Is Medicine Repeating History?

Session E: West Campus West Building W140

Throughout history, society has failed to compensate women fairly for their work. Occupations once considered men's work have regularly lost merit once women fill the role. Within the United States, women in the workforce have experienced a true systemic devaluation. Rather new challenges for the female physician assistant are beginning to mirror an outdated story line that has undermined the work of women in medicine for years. To understand this entirely, the historical depreciation of women’s work in the United States, trends in medicine, current pay disparities among physician assistants, and strategies to prevent society and medicine from repeating history must be explored. Without change, the wage gap will persist and future leaders in medicine, and beyond, will likely be lost.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.