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ERIC Number: EJ806685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Society for Women in Academic Psychiatry: A Peer Mentoring Approach
Seritan, Andreea L.; Bhangoo, Robinder; Garma, Sylvia; DuBe, Jane; Hales, Robert
Academic Psychiatry, v31 n5 p363-366 Oct 2007
Objective: Despite an increasing presence of women in medicine, the percentage of women in academic psychiatry remains low. At the University of California, Davis, women represent two-thirds of psychiatry residents; however, the percentage of female faculty is one-third. This article presents a novel approach to the academic gender gap problem. Method: The Society for Women in Academic Psychiatry (S.W.A.P.) is a peer mentoring group founded by junior women faculty. Results: S.W.A.P. results to date include educational products, departmental demographic changes, and climate improvement. Conclusions: Although results are encouraging, more effort is needed to achieve a true culture change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California