Table 1

Precedence for parental leave policies in US medical specialties and training programs

Governing bodyLength of parental leaveYearReference
Society of Interventional Radiology6 weeks2017
American Board of Neurological SurgeryResidency: 84 months of training with 54 months of core training, 30 months of elective time
Post-residency: 125 consecutive cases within 18 months
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology6 weeks2015
American Board of SurgeryResidency: 16 weeks within the first 3 years, 12 weeks over the last 2 years. Option for 6 year residency2021
American Board of Medical Specialties6 weeks2021
American Medical Association6 weeks2022–3580.xml
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists6 weeks2020
American Board of Plastic Surgery12 weeks2021
American Academy of Pediatrics12 weeks2020
American Academy of Family Physicians12 weeks2022