Our article “Women Otolaryngoloist Representation in Specialty Society Membership and Leadership Positions,” published in the November issue of The Laryngoscope, describes a snapshot of the status of women otolaryngologists in leadership positions (Laryngoscope. 2012;122:2428-2433). The data show that women have made strides in this area. Current medical leaders (both male and female), either through personal insight or guidance from a mentor, have all developed diverse networks that they have used to achieve professional growth. To build on the success they have achieved, otolaryngologists (female and male) could learn from these successful leaders and establish broad, diverse networks.
Explore This IssueDecember 2012
Reprinted with permission from The Laryngoscope (2012;122:2434-2435).
Dr. Miller is executive director of the American Board of Otolaryngology, visiting professor, Bobby R. Alford department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and physician editor of ENT Today.
Dr. Choi is vice-chief, division of otolaryngology at Children’s National Medical Center and professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.