A mentoring circle supports women anaesthesiologists at every career stage

Published:January 22, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2019.12.014
      Editor—In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to have an American medical degree conferred upon her. Since the Second World War, the number of women in medicine has increased steadily.
      • Chandrabose R.V.
      • Pearson A.C.S.
      Organizing women in anesthesiology.
      Comprising only 9% of the total number of students in USA medical schools in 1969, women now account for more than half of medical students. Despite these growing numbers, gender inequity is still prevalent in today's medical workforce,
      • Chandrabose R.V.
      • Pearson A.C.S.
      Organizing women in anesthesiology.
      especially in positions of leadership. This disparity is prevalent across medical schools worldwide.
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      • McVicar J.
      A call to action: gender equity in Canadian anesthesiology.
      Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Gender equity metrics.
      • Dinner L.
      • McGlennan A.
      The gas ceiling.

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