FIGURE 3 Representation of women in academic medicine, 1977-2001.

SOURCE: Association of American Medical Colleges.

TABLE 2 Percentage of Medical School Seniors Expecting to …

 

1990

1995

2001

… be significantly involved in research during their career

Women

12

9

9

Men

16

14

13

… become full-time faculty during their career

Women

27

28

Men

30

29

 

SOURCE: Association of American Medical Colleges.

In 1992 AAMC president Jordan Cohen established a task force on increasing women’s leadership. Dr. Diane Wara, who will speak later in this meeting, chaired that task force, and Dr. Page Morahan served as an adviser. The task force looked at four years of school-supplied data, interviews with department chairs, and new research from industry and higher education on women’s advancement. Here are the key findings.

  • Women make up 14 percent of tenured faculty, 12 percent of full professors, and 8 percent of department chairs.



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