Letters

Academic medicine: time for reinvention

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7430.46-a (Published 01 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:46

Academic medicine is failing women

  1. Anita Holdcroft, reader in anaesthesia (a.holdcroft@imperial.ac.uk)
  1. Magill Department of Anaesthesia, Imperial College London, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH

    EDITOR—The question “Why is academic medicine failing?” could be rephrased “Why is academic medicine failing women?”1 One reason is the recruitment and retention of senior female academics, and the other is the application of gender issues to medical research.

    The failure of academic medicine to come to terms with clinical workforce interests and population healthcare issues is exemplified …

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