Taking Their Own Advice: Disparity in Paid Family Leave among Top Medical Schools

Although pediatric medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have demanded congressional legislation to ensure that new parents receive 12 weeks of paid family leave — based on evidence of health benefits to the child — it appears that physicians are not following their own advice on the matter. According to recent JAMA findings, institution-wide policies providing paid family leave for residents were offered by only eight of 15 major medical institutions.
Debra Weinstein, MD, vice president of graduate medical education at Partners HealthCare and

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