Gender effects in anaesthesia training in Australia and New Zealand
Greta Pearce, Navdeep Sidhu, Alana Cavadino, Archana Shrivathsa, Richard Seglenieks
BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Women face gender-based challenges in their medical education and career. Inequitable access to procedural training, a confidence gap, and professional identity deficit have been shown. We made a gender comparison of procedural case volume, confidence for independent practice, perceived gender and ethnic bias, and professional identity in Australasian anaesthesia trainees. METHODS: An online, voluntary, anonymous survey using SurveyMonkey® was delivered to Australasian anaesthesia trainees. Information collected included demographics, experience and confidence in 12 anaesthetic procedures, assessments relating to confidence and professional identity, and perceived gender and ethn..View full abstract
Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, North Shore Hospital (Waitemata District Health Board) for statistical analysis funding.