Achieving Leadership Gender Equity in Medicine: Collaboration, Innovation and the Imperative for Systemic Change
Program Release: June 11, 2020
Expiration Date: June 11, 2021
Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes
There are no prerequisites for participation.
Nancy Spector, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
Associate Dean of Faculty Development
Drexel University College of Mediciney
Disparities exist in medical treatment and healthcare outcomes between men and women (e.g., Trinh, 2017). Some of these disparities may be due to inequalities in gender representation among physicians, and especially among medical leadership. For instance, as of October, 2017, only 1/3 of licensed US physicians were women and 2017 is the first year where enrollment in US medical schools was equal between women and men (AAMC, 2017). These gender inequities in medical training and practice may be the result of systemic bias and organizational structures that disadvantage women medical students, trainees, and doctors (Stamarski, 2015). This lecture and discussion will focus on innovative strategies for women in medicine to address sexism in our field.
Method of Participation and How to Receive CME Credit
There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
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- Complete the CME activity evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a credit certificate.
In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.
The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation but to identified openly so that the listener may form his/her own opinion. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.
This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information. Individual Faculty Disclosure information may be found in the conference handouts.
Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
Nancy Spector, MD has disclosed that she co-founded and holds equity interest in I-PASS Patient Safety Institute and receives grant/research support by: US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Note: Any potential conflict of interest has been resolved by the Brown Office of Continuing Medical Education.
The following planning committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:
Planning Committee Members: Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD, Kathleen Haslam, Maria Sullivan, Andrea Goldstein, MPA
Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation.
Physicians, psychologists, residents, fellows, and medical students.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Articulate the gender disparities in medicine
- Detail the implicit bias and system-wide policies that disadvantage women
- Discuss the potential impact of COVID-19 on gender disparity issues in medicine
- Describe best practices and innovative methods and collaborations to promote gender equity in medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 1.0 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).
Other Healthcare Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 APAThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.