Residency

Possible gender bias found in emergency medicine resident evaluations

Residency Program Insider, March 10, 2017

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Researchers found that male and female emergency medicine residents scored similarly on evaluations at the beginning of residency but the rate of Milestone attainment through the rest of training was higher for males. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, examined more than 33,000 direct-observation evaluations of 359 residents and found that the rate of Milestone attainment was higher for males throughout residency. By graduation, male residents scored the equivalent of three to four months of additional training higher than female residents. The study’s authors suggest faculty to be cognizant of possible gender bias when evaluating residents.
 
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine



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