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  1. Increasing the proportion of women in academic medicine : One institution's response.

    Article - En anglais


    To increase gender diversity among the physician consulting staff (PCS) at a major medical center.


    Because the proportion of female PCS at academic medical centers in the United States has not increased commensurately with increases in the proportion of female graduates from American medical schools, a modeling and graphing technique was developed to analyze this problem and recommend solutions for one large academic medical center.

    Material and Methods 

    Personnel data, by gender and year from 1980 through 1994, were collected for all PCS at Mayo Clinic Rochester (MCR).

    These data were compared with similar data from other US academic medical centers and were used to develop models to predict the proportion of female PCS at MCR yearly until 2005, assuming various hiring and resignation patterns.

    Novel techniques were developed to illustrate and compare the models.

    Model-based predictions were compared with national projections, and a realistic target proportion of female PCS was defined on the basis of assumptions about the proportion of female graduates from medical school and internship programs during the next 10 years as well as probable hiring, retention, and resignation rates at MCR.

    To identify issues critical to recruitment, retention, and professional growth of female PCS at MCR, we used factor analysis to assess responses to a confidential questionnaire sent to all female faculty members. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine, Femelle, Homme, Activité professionnelle, Sex ratio, Equipe soignante, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Sexe, Evolution, Leadership, Exploration, Recommandation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medicine, Female, Human, Professional activity, Sex ratio, Health care staff, United States, North America, America, Sex, Evolution, Leadership, Exploration, Recommendation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0130630

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.