Analyzing diversity, equity, and inclusion content on dermatology fellowship program websites.

IF 3.1 2区 医学 Q1 EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Medical Education Online Pub Date : 2024-12-31 Epub Date: 2024-05-01 DOI:10.1080/10872981.2024.2347762
Forrest Bohler, Allison Garden, Varna Taranikanti
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives have garnered increasing attention within medical education as there have been increased efforts to diversify the physician workforce among medical students, residents, fellows, and attendings. One way in which programs can improve their DEI initiatives and attract a more diverse pool of applicants is through DEI content on their graduate medical education websites. Prior studies characterizing the content and prevalence of DEI material on residency webpages have shown that dermatology residencies have relatively low levels of DEI content on their websites in which almost ¾ of all programs having no DEI content. Little is known, however, if similar findings are to be expected for the three main dermatology subspecialty fellowship program webpages: Dermatopathology, Pediatric Dermatology, and Micrographic Surgery and Dermatology Oncology. Fellowship programs were identified using the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's online database of fellowship programs. Programs were evaluated on a standardized scoring system for five equally weighted criteria: fellowship-specific DEI webpage, DEI commitment statement, DEI initiatives (summer research opportunities for under-represented minorities, DEI council, etc.), link to the institution's DEI homepage, and information about bias training. The mean score among all programs was 12.5. Pediatric dermatology ranked the highest among all specialties, while Mohs ranked the lowest. A link to the institution's DEI homepage was the most prevalent factor accounting for 42.1% of all programs collected, whereas information about bias training and fellowship-associated DEI webpage were the least prevalent. The results of this study reveal an overall lack of DEI content across all dermatology subspecialties' webpages and represent an actionable area of improvement for fellowship directors to increase their DEI efforts to attract a diverse pool of applicants to their program.

分析皮肤病学研究金项目网站上的多样性、公平性和包容性内容。
随着医学生、住院医师、研究员和主治医师中医生队伍多元化的努力不断加强,多元化、公平和包容(DEI)计划在医学教育中获得了越来越多的关注。通过医学研究生教育网站上的 "公平与包容"(DEI)内容,医学研究生教育项目可以改进其 "公平与包容"(DEI)计划,并吸引更多不同的申请者。之前对住院医师培训网页上的DEI内容和普及率进行的研究表明,皮肤科住院医师培训网站上的DEI内容水平相对较低,几乎有3/4的项目没有DEI内容。然而,对于三大皮肤病学亚专科奖学金项目的网页是否也会出现类似的结果,人们知之甚少:皮肤病理学、小儿皮肤病学、显微外科和皮肤肿瘤学。研究金项目是通过研究生医学教育认证委员会的研究金项目在线数据库确定的。根据标准化的评分系统,对以下五项同等权重的标准进行了评估:针对研究员的DEI网页、DEI承诺声明、DEI倡议(为代表性不足的少数群体提供暑期研究机会、DEI理事会等)、与机构DEI主页的链接,以及有关偏见培训的信息。所有项目的平均得分为 12.5 分。小儿皮肤科在所有专业中排名最高,而莫氏皮肤科排名最低。在收集到的所有项目中,42.1%的项目最重视机构的DEI主页链接,而有关偏见培训和研究员相关DEI网页的信息则最少。这项研究的结果表明,所有皮肤病学亚专科的网页总体上都缺乏DEI内容,这也是研究金主任需要改进的一个方面,他们需要加大DEI的力度,以吸引不同的申请者加入他们的项目。
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Medical Education Online
Medical Education Online EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH-
CiteScore
6.00
自引率
2.20%
发文量
97
审稿时长
8 weeks
期刊介绍: Medical Education Online is an open access journal of health care education, publishing peer-reviewed research, perspectives, reviews, and early documentation of new ideas and trends. Medical Education Online aims to disseminate information on the education and training of physicians and other health care professionals. Manuscripts may address any aspect of health care education and training, including, but not limited to: -Basic science education -Clinical science education -Residency education -Learning theory -Problem-based learning (PBL) -Curriculum development -Research design and statistics -Measurement and evaluation -Faculty development -Informatics/web
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