Challenges to the Women Healthcare Specialists

So far, I have been discussing the role and contribution of women in the healthcare industry. I have been researching extensively on the subject, especially in the USA and South American countries. I came across many women speaking about gender discrimination. There was also a talk about the underrepresentation of women in the industry. But no one spoke about the causes and possible solutions. Here, I found a big gap which no one is ready to fill.  Let me tell you about some of my experiences.

Women in Healthcare Leadership

Women play the roles of doctors, nurses, assistants, surgeons, gynecologists, and many others. However, I have hardly come across a few women working as deans in hospitals or leaders in healthcare units. Most of the units are managed by men at the top positions. I wanted to find out how it could have an impact on the role of women in healthcare units.


Recruitment of women seems to be higher when the interviewers at the top position are also women. Men may have a tendency to underestimate the talent and potential of women for leadership positions. It could be a phobia or practical conditions during the time of interviews and recruitments. It is a subject which needs the attention of not only the selectors but also the leaders like deans.


Many of the top interviewers are of the view that recruitment should consider merit and experience as parameters. I came across many hospitals with the opinion “If there is a male leader with higher experience than a female with better talent and lower experience, the obvious preference could go to the male.”

Experience and specialization seem to be highest on their priority listing. So, they may prefer to choose more males than females. “Women can achieve these two goals if they are given the opportunity at the right time. The present system seems to be insensitive to such a thinking”, has been the opinion of many women health specialists working under male leaders.


Who or what are the real obstacles on women’s path to higher leadership? I tried to research at higher levels like hospitals and healthcare unit. But I couldn’t find a satisfactory answer. Then I changed my approach and went to the roots like the colleges and universities.

The students were of the opinion that gender bias starts from the first day in the classrooms. Male students are considered as better competitors for higher level jobs, while the women were still in the nursing, gynecology, and other jobs in the middle and lower categories. Evaluation and categorization

Many of the female students have reportedly faced discrimination at the licensing examinations. Standardized tests and performance evaluations also seem to be affected by gender discrimination.

Probable Solution

I feel women should have an independent university where the top positions from dean are taken up by females.


The evaluation and recruitment process could get better than what it is now. Well, think about it and continue reading my blog articles.

Women in the Role of a Health Care Specialist

Sensitivity to others’ pain can play a big role in healthcare services. The expert may provide the best treatment with medicines and a diet plan. He may even provide the required changes in the lifestyle of the patient. The strange fact is the patient doesn’t get well too soon. It is a situation which you might have heard and experienced before.

Here is a similar situation in which a female health specialist treats a patient. She is also prescribing the same medications and giving the same treatments. The patient recovers faster than expected. Healing happens faster and recovery is also quick. How does it happen?

Compassion in Healthcare

Compassion plays a big role in healing. The emotional connectivity between the patient and the doctor can be a boosting factor. The patients can trust the doctor from their heart. They get a non-verbal assurance that they can recover and go back to a normal lifestyle very soon. It is the kind o hope, which can fill life into suffering patients and make them come back to life.

Women naturally have the tendency for compassion from the childhood days. It is the way in which parents, especially mothers ensure their growth. Moreover, a woman of a particular age is more mentally mature than a man of her age. Her logic, analysis, diagnosis, and interpretation skills are much stronger compared to men. Hence, women lead for health plays a bigger role than you can imagine.

Eager to Learn

Women are more eager to learn and adopt into their profession. Listening has been one of the noblest qualities they possess. When patients narrate their medical history, they listen without any interpretation. They can repeat what the patient has said accurately. It is one factor which makes them understand the patients easily within a short time.

It is easy or the women medical specialists to adapt to any latest technology equipment. It is because they can go into the details of the structural and functional aspects of the machine.  They have the inner ability to understand how the devices under various internal and internal conditions.

Prepared to Sacrifice

Women health specialist can sacrifice their work without any expectations. It is the main reason for their preference in the surgery, natural vaginal baby-birth, and other gynecological problems. They can perform the given task t perfection in accuracy, safety, and quality.

Sensitivity to Pain  

The biggest mantra of modern medical science is the art of being sensitive to others’ pain. It can completely transform the way in which the patient heals and recovers. The ability to reflect the psychological feelings of the patients to give them comfort and a feeling of protection is very important.


The women lead for health is not a new phenomenon. It has been going on since the first female doctor in the world entered the medical field. You can meet such personalities all over the world from the Americas to Asia and Australia. You can be one among them if you have the willingness to serve without expecting results.