Percentage of women in 29 specialties

“Pediatrics has the highest percentage of female physicians compared to other specialties, according to Medscape‘s “Physician Compensation Report 2022.”

For the report, Medscape collected responses from more than 13,000 physicians across 29 specialties. Data was collected between Oct. 5, 2021, and Jan. 19, 2022. Among specialties, family medicine, internal medicine, oncology and critical care have experienced a notable increase in the percentage of female physicians since Medscape‘s 2016 report, the organization said. The report that year showed 36 percent of family physicians, 31 percent of internists, 26 percent of oncologists and 25 percent of critical care physicians were women. The percentage of female physicians in general surgery has stayed about the same, Medscape said.”

Click the link below to see specialties ranked by percentage of women, according to the 2022 report. Note: The list includes ties.

By: Kelly Gooch