Sex, Racial, and Ethnic Diversity of Dermatology Trainees, 2014-2018.
Although the US population is becoming increasingly diverse, diversity in medicine is lacking. Our aim was to examine trends in sex, racial, and ethnic diversity of trainees in the field of dermatology. Graduate medical education supplements published annually in the Journal of the American Medical Association were used to obtain demographic data of dermatology trainees from 2014 to 2018. Over the past 5 years, women have made up the majority of trainees in dermatology. The representation of women residents has remained relatively stable from 2014 to 2018, with most current data indicating that women comprise 60.78% of dermatology residents. The representation of Hispanic and black trainees in dermatology, however, lags behind that of other specialties. Racial and ethnic diversity in dermatology is still trailing, and further efforts are necessary to improve representation.
Oska S, Barbat A, Babadjouni A, Folbe A. Sex, Racial, and Ethnic Diversity of Dermatology Trainees, 2014-2018. Skinmed. 2021 Aug 1;19(4):252-254. PMID: 34526197.