ALEXANDRIA, Minn., March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sports medicine surgeon Emily J.M. Monroe,
The group used data from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for the 2005-2006 to 2016-2017 academic years as well as subspecialty and research society membership demographic analysis. The study found that orthopedic surgery remains the medical specialty with the lowest proportion of female residents at 14.0% in the 2016-2017 academic year. Findings also included that women account for 17.8% of full-time orthopedic faculty at medical schools, lower than all other medical specialties. Additionally, three orthopedic specialty societies accounted for the lowest female membership rates in all specialty societies.
"We concluded that orthopedic surgery has seen a slow increase in the overall number of female residents and female members of academic faculty. The rate of that increase has remained slower than rising female participation rates in other specialty fields," says Dr. Monroe. "We want to encourage efforts to ensure equity of opportunity and mentorship for women in orthopedics. We believe this can help ensure that the field continues to attract the nation's top medical graduates."
As a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Monroe has received the highest level of subspecialized academic and clinical education in orthopedics. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She later underwent additional specialty training through a yearlong sports medicine fellowship at the University of California San Francisco.
SOURCE Heartland Orthopedic Specialists
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