TABLE 1

Women in Medicine Through the Years

YearWomen in Medicine
1969Women comprised 9% of total US medical school enrollment.
1972Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed. This prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex for educational programs that received federal funding.
1974Women comprised 22% to total US medical school enrollment.
1985Women constituted 16% of practicing US physicians.
2003Women made up the majority of medical school classes.
2015Seventy-one percent of pediatric residents were women, and 64% of all practicing pediatricians were women.
2016Thirty-six percent of all practicing physicians were women.