A Check-Up on the Status of Women on U.S. Medical School Faculties

aamc-thumbNew data from the Association of American Medical Colleges shows that women remain vastly underrepresented on the faculties of the nation’s medical schools. Although women have made up close to one half of all medical school graduates in recent years, they are not finding their way onto the faculties of medical schools in large numbers.

According to the latest data, in 2015, there were 61,924 women teaching at U.S. medical schools. But they made up 38.7 percent of the total faculty.

Women are even more underrepresented at the highest faculty ranks. In 2015, there were 7,758 women full professors at U.S. medical schools out of a total of 35,212 full professors. Thus, women were just 28.3 percent of the full professors. There were 11,191 women associate professors at U.S. medical schools. They made up 34.9 percent of all associate professors.

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