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Celebrating the achievements of women in radiology

Published:November 27, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2019.11.001
      “Celebrating the Achievement of Women in Radiology” is a project of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology Diversity Committee and was presented at the 2019 AUR 67th Annual Meeting. It was patterned from project by our Cardiology colleagues which was shared on Twitter and featured the many accomplishments of their women. As we move towards a more diverse and inclusive House of Radiology, we honor our women. Currently, women represent only 27% of radiologists [

      Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Graduate medical education data resource book. ACGME website. www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/259/Publications/GraduateMedicalEducationDataResourceBook.aspx. Published 2014. [Accessed October 29, 2019].

      ]. The number of women only dwindles further as we look at leadership roles. According to the AAMC data base, only 36 of the 214 (17%) Radiology Department chairs in the United States are women [
      • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
      U.S. Medical School 2016-2018 Faculty Roster Supplemental Table C: Department Chairs by department, sex, and race/ethnicity.
      ]. The goal is for this timeline to be posted in every Radiology department across the country so that women medical student, residents, and fellows can see that despite being the minority in Radiology, they can do great things as evident by the women on this timeline.
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      Further Reading

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