Gender diversity at the college
Compared with the AAMC, the college has slightly higher female representation among clinical science department chairs and is making strides with recent hires in decanal administration positions. Here, women hold 163 of the 257 full-time faculty positions, or 39 percent; three of the 13 department chair positions, or 23 percent; and five of the nine decanal administration positions, or 55 percent. Overall at the college, women hold 45 of 103, or 44 percent, of the following leadership roles: chairs, assistant and associate chairs, division chiefs, deans and program directors.
Although we are making considerable strides, it is important we continue to review, improve, create awareness and maintain our efforts to foster a gender-diverse culture. Broad diversity encompasses many aspects of an individual and contributes to a robust academic environment.
In 2017, for the first time, the number of women enrolling in U.S. medical schools exceeded the number of men, according to the AAMC. Women are now a majority of new medical students nationwide.
“We are very encouraged by the growing number of women enrolling in U.S. medical schools,” said Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., president and CEO of the AAMC. “This year’s matriculating class demonstrates that medicine is an increasingly attractive career for women and that medical schools are creating an inclusive environment. While we have much more work to do to attain broader diversity among our students, faculty and leadership, this is a notable milestone.”