Acad Emerg Med 2021 Jul 31. Epub 2021 Jul 31.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA.
Gender inequity is pervasive in medicine, including emergency medicine (EM), and is well documented in workforce representation, leadership, financial compensation, and resource allocation. The reasons for gender inequities in medicine, including academic EM, are multi-factorial and include disadvantageous institutional parental, family, and promotion policies, workplace environment and culture, implicit biases, and a paucity of women physician leader role models, mentors, and sponsors. To address some of the challenges of gender inequities and career advancement for women in academic EM, we established an innovative, peer-driven, multi-institutional consortium of women EM faculty employed at 4 distinct hospitals affiliated with one medical school. Read More