Women and Academic Medicine

A Review of the Evidence on Female Representation

Published in: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2014

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2014

by Maryse Penny, Rosanna Jeffries, Jonathan Grant, Sally C. Davies

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In 2008, the then Chief Medical Officer commissioned Baroness Deech to chair an Independent Working Group looking at the position and participation of women in the medical profession. We update and extend the Deech report to cover academic medicine in the UK, and demonstrate that although women are equally represented in medicine, they are under-represented in academic medicine.

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