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dc.contributor.authorThorndyke, Luanne E
dc.contributor.authorMilner, Robert J
dc.contributor.authorJaffe, Laurinda A
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-16T20:41:37Z
dc.date.available2023-10-16T20:41:37Z
dc.date.issued2022-06-07
dc.identifier.citationThorndyke LE, Milner RJ, Jaffe LA. Endowed Chairs and Professorships: A New Frontier in Gender Equity. Acad Med. 2022 Nov 1;97(11):1643-1649. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004722. Epub 2022 Jun 7. PMID: 35703186; PMCID: PMC9592179.en_US
dc.identifier.eissn1938-808X
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/ACM.0000000000004722en_US
dc.identifier.pmid35703186
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/52627
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Endowed chairs and professorships are prestigious and financially important awards that symbolize individual faculty recognition. However, data about the gender distribution of these positions are lacking. The purpose of this study was to examine the gender distribution of endowed positions at U.S. medical schools and identify strategies that have been used to promote investiture of women into these positions. Method: The authors interrogated the websites for all U.S. medical schools for publicly available data. Of 38 schools that listed schoolwide information, they analyzed data from the 30 with at least 10 endowed positions. Then, they conducted interviews with deans of the 10 schools with the highest percentages of women holding endowed positions ("top 10") to understand the strategies they used to increase gender equity in this area. Results: The percentage of endowed positions held by women at the 30 schools analyzed ranged from 10.8% to 34.6%, with a mean of 21.6%. Themes that emerged from interviews with deans included (1) intentionality to identify women candidates in the selection process, (2) monitoring the numbers of women holding endowed positions, (3) inclusion of endowed positions as part of larger institutional goals on gender equity and diversity, (4) use of endowed positions to recruit, retain, and recognize women faculty, (5) purposeful fundraising to increase the number of endowed positions, and (6) institutional investment of resources to develop women faculty. Conclusions: Analysis of the gender distribution of endowed positions across 30 representative U.S. medical schools revealed a significant gender disparity. Interviews with deans at the top 10 schools revealed strategies that they have used to promote equity in this important area. Implementation of a systematic national reporting process could provide schools with comparative data to gauge their progress.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAcademic Medicineen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1097/acm.0000000000004722en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of the Association of American Medical Colleges. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0 (CC BY- NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the journal.en_US
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dc.titleEndowed Chairs and Professorships: A New Frontier in Gender Equityen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.source.journaltitleAcademic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
dc.source.volume97
dc.source.issue11
dc.source.beginpage1643
dc.source.endpage1649
dc.source.countryUnited States
dc.identifier.journalAcademic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
refterms.dateFOA2023-10-16T20:41:37Z
dc.contributor.departmentMedicineen_US


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NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and
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