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Women in academic medicine still have to battle against macho culture

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39566.390498.B9 (Published 01 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:979
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz

    Women trying to carve out a career in academic medicine in the United Kingdom continue to face a dominant male “club culture,” misplaced competition, exclusion, and lack of support, says a report out this week.

    Despite the fact that women have made up more than 40% of medical graduates in the past 20 years and now account for 60% of medical students, women doctors are still strikingly under-represented in the university sector, especially in senior posts, says the report from the women in academic medicine project, a research venture funded by a variety of sources, including the government and the BMA.

    The report makes a raft of recommendations for government, institutions, professionals, and …

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