Women’s Careers in Biomedical Sciences: Implications for the Economy, Scientific Discovery...
Plank-Bazinet, J., Heggeness, M., Lund, P. and Clayton, J., 2017. Women's Careers in Biomedical Sciences: Implications for the Economy, Scientific Discovery, and Women's Health. Journal of Women's Health, 26(5), pp.525-529.
ABSTRACT While women have been well represented in medical school and biomedical doctoral degree programs, they do not comprise half of academic medicine faculty positions. Furthermore, there is a significant paucity of women in academic medicine leadership positions, as evidenced by the fact that only 16% of dean positions at United States Medical schools are filled by women. In this commentary, the authors review the state of women in academic medicine and argue that increased representation of women in the academic workforce will lead to economic gains, increased scientific discovery, and improvements to women’s health.
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