Tackling embedded gender bias in medicine - EXPeditions

Tackling embedded gender bias in medicine

by Amy S. Gottlieb
  • Key point 1
    In the US, women represent a significant proportion of medical school graduates, graduate medical trainees and faculty, but only a small proportion of C-suite healthcare leaders, full professors and medical school deans.
  • Key point 2
    Women today experience second-generation gender bias – a bias embedded in our unconscious expectations and stereotypes of women, rather than overt sexism.
  • Key point 3
    The barriers that impede women’s career advancement can be traced to cultural contexts and practices that inadvertently benefit men and disadvantage women.