Interviewing Women Physicians: It’s Time to Level the Playing Field

  • 1 Natasha N. Dave, MD, is a fellow at Baylor College of Medicine.
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Natasha N. Dave

Twenty years ago, a young newlywed senior nephrology fellow set out on a job interview. She sat down with the practice’s senior partners, who asked her general interview questions, including, “Why are you interested in joining our practice?” and “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

The interview was going well, and she began to feel the practice was right for her. As the interview came to a close, one male partner asked, “When do you plan on having children, and how many do you plan to have?”

She said she was unsure about exactly when