Women urologists: changing trends in the workforce

Saltzman, Amanda, Hebert, Kristi, Richman, Ashley, Prats, Samantha, Togami, Joanna, Rickey, Leslie and Montgomery, Melissa (2016) Women urologists: changing trends in the workforce. Urology, 91 1-5. doi:10.1016/j.urology.2016.01.035

Author Saltzman, Amanda
Hebert, Kristi
Richman, Ashley
Prats, Samantha
Togami, Joanna
Rickey, Leslie
Montgomery, Melissa
Title Women urologists: changing trends in the workforce
Journal name Urology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1527-9995
Publication date 2016-05-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.urology.2016.01.035
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 91
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
Language eng
Formatted abstract

To characterize the current workforce of women urologists in the United States.

Materials and Methods

An anonymous electronic survey was sent to all members of the Society of Women in Urology and all female non-Society of Women in Urology members of the American Urologic Association. The survey was distributed in January of 2015. Demographic, work, and personal life data were collected.


Of 1563 e-mails with a link to our survey sent to women urologists in the United States, 365 surveys were completed for a 23% response rate. The average age of all participants was 39 years (range 25-73 years). Practicing women urologists had an average age of 44 years (range 32-65 years) compared to the average age (53 years) of all practicing urologists reported in the 2014 American Urologic Association Census. The majority of practicing female urologists live and work in a population of >1 million whereas a few live and work in rural areas. Practicing women urologists are most likely to work academic or group practice. Twenty percent of practicing women urologists reported working part-time, but almost 70% report working >50 hours/week.


Women urologists in the United States are younger than their male counterparts and most work full-time in urban academic centers.
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