Men (and Women) in Academic Radiology: How Can We Reduce the Gender Discrepancy?
OBJECTIVE: There is a chronic gender imbalance in academic radiology departments, which could limit our field's ability to foster creative, productive, and innovative environments. We recently reviewed 51 major academic radiology faculty rosters and discovered that 34% of academic radiologists are women, but only 25% of vice chairs and section chiefs and 9% of department chairs are women. CONCLUSION: Active intervention is needed to correct this imbalance, which should start with awareness of the issue, exposing medical students to radiology early in their training, and implementing better mentorship programs for female radiologists.
Grimm, LJ; Ngo, J; Pisano, ED; Yoon, S
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