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National Trends in Gender Diversity Among Trainees and Practicing Physicians in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in Canada

National Trends in Gender Diversity Among Trainees and Practicing Physicians in... Key PointsQuestionWhat are the trends in gender diversity among trainees and practicing physicians in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (OHNS) in Canada? FindingsThis cross-sectional study of OHNS trainees and physicians demonstrated that female representation in OHNS has increased at the trainee level and practicing physician level by 13.3% and 14.3%, respectively, during the last 20 years; however, there was only a 4.2% increase in the number of women holding full-time academic positions in OHNS. Rhinology, otology and neurotology, and head and neck surgery had fewer than 30% of female graduates pursuing these subspecialties. MeaningThese findings suggest that gender diversity in OHNS is improving; however, disparities exist with respect to academia and fellowship training. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery American Medical Association

National Trends in Gender Diversity Among Trainees and Practicing Physicians in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in Canada

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6181
eISSN
2168-619X
DOI
10.1001/jamaoto.2021.1431
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionWhat are the trends in gender diversity among trainees and practicing physicians in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (OHNS) in Canada? FindingsThis cross-sectional study of OHNS trainees and physicians demonstrated that female representation in OHNS has increased at the trainee level and practicing physician level by 13.3% and 14.3%, respectively, during the last 20 years; however, there was only a 4.2% increase in the number of women holding full-time academic positions in OHNS. Rhinology, otology and neurotology, and head and neck surgery had fewer than 30% of female graduates pursuing these subspecialties. MeaningThese findings suggest that gender diversity in OHNS is improving; however, disparities exist with respect to academia and fellowship training.

Journal

JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 18, 2022

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