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Women Physicians and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Educational Objective
To understand how existing inequities within the medical profession are affecting women physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Linda Brubaker, MD, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, MC 0971, La Jolla, CA 92075 (librubaker@ucsd.edu).

Published Online: July 31, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.14797

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Brubaker reported that she is editor in chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

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