Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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