It is important to create a diverse and inclusive environment in the radiology workforce and it applies not just to diversity in gender but also diversity in gender identity and sexual orientation.
URM in Radiology:
Current Status of Diversity by Race, Hispanic Ethnicity, and Sex in Diagnostic Radiology. (Chapman, 2014)
The importance of having a diverse workforce has been shown to improve patient care. The study assesses the diversity (by race, ethnicity and sex) of the U.S. diagnostic radiology practicing physicians compared to that of the U. S. population and the diagnostic radiology residents, and highlights the continued underrepresentation of female and URM in the radiology physician workforce despite an available pipeline.
Women in Radiology:
The authors review the current status of women in academic radiology programs – underrepresented in academic and leadership positions, and explore possible reasons for the gender imbalance.
Gender trends in Radiology Authorship: A 35-Year Analysis. (Piper, 2016)
The study explores the gender gap in radiology authorship over time, finds an upward trend in female participation in authorship in the radiology literature and highlights the importance of senior female mentorship.
Choosing a Specialty in Medicine: Female Medical Students and Radiology. (Fielding, 2007)
The authors discuss factors that influence female medical students from pursuing radiology as a career. Knowledge of these factors is important in order to address the misconceptions and enhance interest by female medical students for the field of radiology.
A Female Faculty Development Program for Radiology. (Spalluto, 2016)
As revealed on the 2015 ACR Workforce, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions in radiology. The authors provide a female faculty development program aimed to support female career promotion and advancement within radiology.