Moving Toward Professional Equity in Otolaryngology

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2022 Feb;55(1):11-22. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2021.08.003.


Gender-based equity in compensation, access to opportunity and resources, and leadership roles are critical to the health and future of otolaryngology; however, significant gaps continue to persist. Professional equity in otolaryngology will be achieved by leadership prioritization of equity as mission critical, improving organizational culture and developing systems for advocacy, understanding what constitutes equal pay in otolaryngology, the development of transparent and reoccurring equity review processes and the promotion of women and underrepresented minorities into leadership positions.

Keywords: Equity; Pay equity; Relative value unit; Underrepresented minorities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Otolaryngology*
  • Physicians, Women*