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What Does It Mean to Be a Male Ally? Implementing Meaningful Change in Gender Representation in Medicine – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Wilcox and colleagues identify trends in the representation of women at the AcademicSurgical Congress and American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, highlightingthat women represent a minority of moderators and panelists at both meetings, with20% of panels composed of men only, or “manels.” On June 12, 2019, Dr Francis Collins,the Director of the NIH, released a public statement advocating for the end of all-malespeaking panels because they can prevent women and other underrepresented groups inscience from achieving their full potential.

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2 comments on “What Does It Mean to Be a Male Ally? Implementing Meaningful Change in Gender Representation in Medicine – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

  1. Thank you, Shikha! Very timely, as the first cohort of Women’s Wellness Through Equity and Leadership just concluded its inaugural 18 month training. I wrote about it on my blog last night. We are moving in the right direction, and will need all of our male colleagues’ support and full engagement to achieve true equity everywhere. Onward!

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