There is a lack of gender, ethnic, and racial diversity in leadership roles in US academic surgery departments, according to a new study in JAMA Surgery that was published on October 11.
The authors included in their analysis 154 surgical departments within 146 medical schools and affiliated hospitals across the US and Puerto Rico from January 15 to July 15, 2022–2,165 faculty in total.
They found more men in leadership positions at all levels
On diversity, they found:
The authors note that female and URiM surgical leaders are disproportionately found in roles that may not lead to future promotion or chair positions, indicating a pressing need for schools to intentionally address these imbalances.Read More >>