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Thank you, Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber, for your comment on gender differences in salary. Unequal compensation can impact women's career decisions and may contribute to the observed gender discrepancy in leadership.

As a medical student, I am admittedly unfamiliar with how physician salaries are determined, so I would love to hear our panelists’ perspectives on this issue.

Why do women physicians tend to make less than their male counterparts? Are there ways to close the gap--perhaps through increased transparency or some degree of standardization? What are some effective salary negotiation strategies?