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Diversity & Inclusion

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#EAST4ALL: An introduction to the EAST equity, quality, and inclusion task force
Bonne S, Williams BH, Martin M, Kaafarani H, Weaver WL, Rattan R, Byers PM, Joseph DK, Ferrada P, Joseph B, Santos A, Winfield RD, DiBrito S, Bernard A, Zakrison TL.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jul;87(1):225-233.

Rationale for inclusion: The introduction of the #EAST4ALL task force outlining the experiences of trauma surgeons, the affect of discrimination and abuse on our patients and workforce and mission statement of the task force.

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Ensuring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Academic Surgery: An American Surgical Association White Paper.
West MA, Hwang S, Maier RV, Ahuja N, Angelos P, Bass BL, Brasel KJ, Chen H, Davis KA, Eberlein TJ, et al.
Ann Surg. 2018 Sep;268(3):403-407.

Rationale for inclusion: This white paper from the American Surgical Association (ASA) appointed a Task Force objectively addresses issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion with the discipline of academic surgery. 

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Association for Academic Surgery presidential address: sticky floors and glass ceilings.
Greenberg CC.
J Surg Res. 2017 Nov;219:ix-xviii.

Rationale for inclusion: This articulate, data-driven and insightful presidential address for the Association for Academic Surgery addresses gender disparities in surgery.

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Women in academic surgery: the pipeline is busted.
Sexton KW, Hocking KM, Wise E, Osgood MJ, Cheung-Flynn J, Komalavilas P, Campbell KE, Dattilo JB, Brophy CM.
J Surg Educ. 2012 Jan-Feb;69(1):84-90.

Rationale for inclusion: A trend analysis of AAMC data tracking trends in female medical school enrollment, surgical residency training, and achievement of full professorship at US Medical Schools for the 15 years from 1995 to 2009.

CAVEAT: Simple trend analysis, not controlled for confounding variables

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