Journal article

Gender and academic promotion of Canadian general surgeons: a cross-sectional study.

Nada Gawad, Alexandre Tran, Andre B Martel, Nancy N Baxter, Molly Allen, Neraj Manhas, Fady K Balaa

CMAJ Open | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Gender disparities in faculty rank have yet to be studied among Canadian physicians. The purpose of this study was to determine whether differences in region, training, research productivity and years in practice explain gender differences in academic promotion among Canadian general surgeons. METHODS: We developed a cross-sectional database of faculty-appointed general surgeons practising in the hospitals affiliated with the 17 universities within the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada in 2017 using publicly available directories, university and hospital websites, and direct communication. The data were collected between October and December 2018 and included gender,..

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