Gender Diversity and Research Productivity of Journal Editorial and Professional Society Board Members in Medical Education

John C. Lin, Daniel J. Hu, Ingrid U. Scott, Paul B. Greenberg

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Purpose: To describe gender diversity and research productivity among medical education boards. Methods: We examined gender, training status, and research productivity of board members of Journal Citation Reports-listed medical education journals and affiliated professional societies. We determined gender using gendered pronouns and—if unavailable—software. We evaluated differences using χ2 and t-tests. Results: Overall, half of board members but 44% of editors-in-chief and 20% of society leaders were female. Female-led journals and societies had higher female representation than their non-female-led counterparts; trainee board members were more likely to be female. Conclusions: Gender disparities exist among executives on journal and affiliated professional society boards in medical education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Science Educator
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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