Gender Distribution in Pediatric Hospital Medicine Leadership

Jessica M. Allan, Juliann L. Kim, Shawn L. Ralston, Nicole M.Paradise Black, Rebecca Blankenburg, Erin E. Shaughnessy, H. Barrett Fromme

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Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM), a field early in its development and with a robust pipeline of women, is in a unique position to lead the way in gender equity. We describe the proportion of women in divisional and fellowship leadership positions at university-based PHM programs (n = 142). When compared with the PHM field at large, women appear to be underrepresented as PHM division/program leaders (70% vs 55%; P< .001) but not as fellowship directors (70% vs 66%; P > .05). Women appear proportionally represented in associate/assistant leadership roles when compared with the distribution of the PHM field at large. Tracking these trends overtime is essential to advancing the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of hospital medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Leadership and Management
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning
  • Assessment and Diagnosis


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