Resar, Linda M. S; Jaffee, Elizabeth M; Armanios, Mary; Jackson, Sarah; Azad, Nilofer S; Horton, Maureen R; Kaplan, Mariana J; Laiho, Marikki; Maus, Marcela V; Sumner, Charlotte J; Wheelan, Sarah J; Wills-Karp, Marsha
Equity and diversity in academic medicine: a perspective from the JCI editors
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  • The Journal of clinical investigation, 2019-10-01, Vol.129 (10), p.3974-3977
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The #MeToo movement has taken on sexual harassment in the workplace and served to inform the world that these unacceptable and illegal acts have become commonplace, including in academic settings. Through this platform, women are empowering each other to fight back against egregious behaviors that have infiltrated the workplace for decades. However, there are more subtle ways in which women can be demeaned in the workplace. Historically, women have been excluded from leadership positions in academic medicine. Importantly, while it is clear that gender-based and racial disparities are pervasive, concrete solutions to rectify these disparities are emerging and should be enacted broadly throughout academia. The percentage of women medical students has been steadily increasing with slightly more (52%) women enrolled in US medical schools in 2018. In fact, the 2019 medical student class at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is predominantly female at 58%.

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