The moral and public health imperatives to increase the participation of women and minorities in medicine have been underscored in many recent reports and studies (1-7). An essential component of this process will be the number and visibility of women and minorities in leadership positions in academic medicine. By example and by design, leaders from these groups will influence institutional policies and ensure a continuing pipeline of minority and women physicians. Therefore, medical schools must continue efforts to promote qualified minorities and women to senior faculty positions.
By "minorities," we are referring to racial or ethnic groups that are under-represented—that
Promotion and Tenure of Women and Minorities on Medical School Faculties. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:63–68. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-1-63
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