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AMWA Leaders Speak Out On Sexual Harassment in Medicine

Dr. Roberta Gebhard, AMWA’s president-elect, quoted in When Mentor Becomes Aggressor: Why Victims Stay Silent

Roberta Gebhard, DO, president-elect of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and co-chair of its gender equity task force, said there have been repercussions for the victim in every instance of harassment shared with her.

“It’s become their problem,” she said, adding, “This has been going on since the first woman got to medical school.”

… With #MeToo and its action-oriented arm, the Time’s Up movement, Gebhard told MedPage Today that she is hopeful. “Things are on the cusp of changing.”

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