Code Clear? Now that women constitute a majority of first-year medical students, can U.S. medical schools stop treating the profession’s historical gender imbalance like a mass-casualty incident? (Spoiler alert: The answer is a resounding no. Here’s why.)

Indeed, last fall, for the first time ever, U.S. medical schools enrolled more women than men. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 50.7 percent of 21,338 students who matriculated in 2017 were female. That milestone highlights an undeniable — and undeniably positive — trend spanning at least five decades. Perhaps the time has come for the medical community to remove “eliminate gender discrimination” from its to-do list. Mission accomplished, right? Not so fast..  

Read our recent whitepaper that discusses what can be done to advance things further below:

Code Clear? Harris Search Associates explores the future of women in Academic Medicine


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