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The climb to break the glass ceiling in surgery: trends in women progressing from medical school to surgical training and academic leadership from 1994 to 2015

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Surgery, October 2016
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Title
The climb to break the glass ceiling in surgery: trends in women progressing from medical school to surgical training and academic leadership from 1994 to 2015
Published in
American Journal of Surgery, October 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.06.012
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Authors

Jonathan S. Abelson, Genevieve Chartrand, Tracy-Ann Moo, Maureen Moore, Heather Yeo

Abstract

There have been many efforts to increase the number of women surgeons. We provide an update of women surgeon representation along the pathway to surgical academia. Data was extracted from Association of American Medical Colleges FACTS and Faculty Administrative Management Online User System as well as GME annual reports starting in 1994 until the last year available for each. The proportion of graduating women medical students has increased on average .5% per year from 1994 to 2014. Women general surgery trainees have more than doubled in number over the same period but represented 38.3% of all general surgery trainees in 2014. Women Full Professors increased on average .3% from 1994 to 2015 but still make up less than 10% of all Full Professors. Despite improvements over the past 20 years, there are still large gender gaps in surgery for trainees and academic leadership. At the current rate of increase, women Full Professors will not achieve gender parity until in 2136.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 18%
Unspecified 6 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Student > Master 5 13%
Researcher 4 10%
Other 12 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 35%
Unspecified 9 23%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 10%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 8 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 117. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 December 2018.
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#119,186
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#9
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#5,187
of 262,853 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Journal of Surgery
#1
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