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Letter to a Young Female Physician

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  • Suzanne Koven, M.D.

There is sexism in medicine, but there may also be a more insidious obstacle. I’ve been haunted at every step of my career by the fear that I am a fraud. And not only do we women tend to perseverate over our inadequacies, we also often denigrate our strengths.

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Author Affiliations

From Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

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