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Gender distribution in United States anaesthesiology residency programme directors: trends and implications. Br J Anaesth 2020 Mar;124(3):e63-e69

Date

01/26/2020

Pubmed ID

31980155

DOI

10.1016/j.bja.2019.12.010

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85078014568   2 Citations

Abstract

The under-representation of women in academic leadership roles, including in anaesthesiology, is a well-documented phenomenon that has persisted for decades despite more women attending medical school, participating in anaesthesiology residencies, and joining academic faculties. The percentage of female anaesthesiologists who hold senior academic ranks or leadership roles, such as chair, lags behind the percentage of female anaesthesiologists overall. Trends towards increasing the numbers of women serving in educational leadership roles, specifically residency programme directors, suggest that there are areas in which academic anaesthesiology has been, and can continue, improving gender imbalance. Continued institutional efforts to recruit women into anaesthesiology, reduce gender bias, and promote interventions that foster gender equity in hiring and promotion will continue to benefit women, academic anaesthesiology departments, and the healthcare system overall.

Author List

Gonzalez LS, Fahy BG, Lien CA

Authors

Laura Gonzalez MD Assistant Professor in the Anesthesiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Cynthia A. Lien MD Chair, Professor in the Anesthesiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Academic Medical Centers
Anesthesiology
Career Choice
Career Mobility
Education, Medical, Graduate
Female
Humans
Internship and Residency
Leadership
Physicians, Women
Schools, Medical
Sexism
United States
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