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Female and underrepresented minority faculty in academic departments of family medicine: are women and minorities better off in family medicine?
Fam Med. 2001 Jun; 33(6):459-65.FM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Several studies have shown that the percentage of women represented in senior academic positions at US medical schools is lower than the percentage of men in senior positions. Similarly, the percentage of minority faculty members represented in senior academic positions is lower than that of their majority counterparts. This study assessed whether these findings were also present in departments of family medicine and identified any factors related to the institution or department that favored academic success for women and minorities.

METHODS

Data regarding faculty workforce composition, including faculty rank and rank for women and underrepresented minorities, were extracted from a comprehensive survey of departments of family medicine at US allopathic medical schools. The data are based on faculty workforce in 1997 and include responses from 58 (51%) of all schools with a department of family medicine.

RESULTS

Faculty in departments of family medicine were more likely to be female (41% versus 25%) and an underrepresented minority (9% versus 4%), compared with all academic medicine disciplines. However, women in full-time positions were less likely than men, and minorities were less likely than nonminorities, to be either an associate or full professor. We could find no institutional or departmental characteristics that were associated with academic success for women or minority faculty members.

CONCLUSIONS

While women and underrepresented minorities are more common to the faculty workforce in family medicine, members of both of these groups are not well represented in senior faculty ranks.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11411975

Citation

Lewis-Stevenson, S, et al. "Female and Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Academic Departments of Family Medicine: Are Women and Minorities Better Off in Family Medicine?" Family Medicine, vol. 33, no. 6, 2001, pp. 459-65.
Lewis-Stevenson S, Hueston WJ, Mainous AG, et al. Female and underrepresented minority faculty in academic departments of family medicine: are women and minorities better off in family medicine? Fam Med. 2001;33(6):459-65.
Lewis-Stevenson, S., Hueston, W. J., Mainous, A. G., Bazell, P. C., & Ye, X. (2001). Female and underrepresented minority faculty in academic departments of family medicine: are women and minorities better off in family medicine? Family Medicine, 33(6), 459-65.
Lewis-Stevenson S, et al. Female and Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Academic Departments of Family Medicine: Are Women and Minorities Better Off in Family Medicine. Fam Med. 2001;33(6):459-65. PubMed PMID: 11411975.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Female and underrepresented minority faculty in academic departments of family medicine: are women and minorities better off in family medicine? AU - Lewis-Stevenson,S, AU - Hueston,W J, AU - Mainous,A G,3rd AU - Bazell,P C, AU - Ye,X, PY - 2001/6/20/pubmed PY - 2001/10/19/medline PY - 2001/6/20/entrez SP - 459 EP - 65 JF - Family medicine JO - Fam Med VL - 33 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that the percentage of women represented in senior academic positions at US medical schools is lower than the percentage of men in senior positions. Similarly, the percentage of minority faculty members represented in senior academic positions is lower than that of their majority counterparts. This study assessed whether these findings were also present in departments of family medicine and identified any factors related to the institution or department that favored academic success for women and minorities. METHODS: Data regarding faculty workforce composition, including faculty rank and rank for women and underrepresented minorities, were extracted from a comprehensive survey of departments of family medicine at US allopathic medical schools. The data are based on faculty workforce in 1997 and include responses from 58 (51%) of all schools with a department of family medicine. RESULTS: Faculty in departments of family medicine were more likely to be female (41% versus 25%) and an underrepresented minority (9% versus 4%), compared with all academic medicine disciplines. However, women in full-time positions were less likely than men, and minorities were less likely than nonminorities, to be either an associate or full professor. We could find no institutional or departmental characteristics that were associated with academic success for women or minority faculty members. CONCLUSIONS: While women and underrepresented minorities are more common to the faculty workforce in family medicine, members of both of these groups are not well represented in senior faculty ranks. SN - 0742-3225 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11411975/Female_and_underrepresented_minority_faculty_in_academic_departments_of_family_medicine:_are_women_and_minorities_better_off_in_family_medicine DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -