Society for women in academic psychiatry: A peer mentoring approach

Andreea L. Seritan, Robinder Bhangoo, Sylvia Garma, Jane Dubé, Robert E Hales

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Abstract

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.WA.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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Volume31
Issue number5
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StatePublished - Sep 2007

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Society for women in academic psychiatry : A peer mentoring approach. / Seritan, Andreea L.; Bhangoo, Robinder; Garma, Sylvia; Dubé, Jane; Hales, Robert E.

In: Academic Psychiatry, Vol. 31, No. 5, 09.2007, p. 363-366.

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Seritan, Andreea L. ; Bhangoo, Robinder ; Garma, Sylvia ; Dubé, Jane ; Hales, Robert E. / Society for women in academic psychiatry : A peer mentoring approach. In: Academic Psychiatry. 2007 ; Vol. 31, No. 5. pp. 363-366.
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