Sep 1, 2019
Host: Tiffany Proffitt DO, MABS PGY-4 Lakeland Health
Guests: Dr. Anita Rohra: Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, residency at New York Hospital in Queens, Ultrasound Fellowship at Baylor, upcoming speaker at FIX 2019
In this episode, Tiffany discusses gender disparities in the evaluation of female residents in the context of the 2017 JAMA study with Dr. Anita Rohra. The study compared the ACGME milestone data collected over 2 years from 8 emergency medicine residency programs across the country of male versus female residents. It demonstrated that both male and female residents started residency at a similar competency level according to milestones, however, female emergency medicine residents were evaluated 0.15 milestones, equivalent of 3-4 months of training, lower than their male counterparts at graduation. The study further found that both male and female attendings evaluated the female residents lower, oftentimes counter to the expressed beliefs of the attendings.