News and Commentary The New York Times on Women in Academic Medicine:

The New York Times recently highlighted the results of a Macy-funded study on the experiences of women and men working in medical schools.

In her article “Sharing the Pain of Women in Medicine,” Dr. Pauline Chen writes of gender bias in academic medical centers and of the organizational culture that leads to women’s discontent. She cites findings from a recent study led by Linda H. Pololi, MD, of Brandeis University, which found that “it’s not just women who are feeling demoralized.”

In a survey of over 2,000 faculty members at more than 25 academic medical centers, both women and men expressed a lack of support from their institutions for their work and a feeling of “moral distress”—a sense of being trapped and forced to compromise on what one believes is right or just.

The study was published in the August edition of The Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study is part of The National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine at Brandeis Univerisity, also known as “C - Change” for culture change.

Read more about Macy’s support of the C-Change initiative.

Visit the C-change website.

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