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ASME launches career development support on International Women’s Day in support of women’s career enhancement in medical education

To mark International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2022, ASME (Association for the Study of Medical Education) is launching a month-long series of tips, advice and resources written by women in medicine to help support other female healthcare professionals career progression.

Collated by Dr Riya George, ASME’s Lead for Diversity and Inclusion and the ASME team, a range of useful tips and resources will be published, written by women across the medical spectrum. Examples of tips include how to create a positive and progressive workplace, thus building confidence along the way. A special International Women’s Day Podcast will also be available from Tuesday 8th March, including topics such as women’s health, gender bias, and gender-focused training. In addition, examples of how to write a successful award application along with a special IWD virtual issue of ASME’s journal, Medical Education – celebrating women in research and scholarship, will be available.

Dr Riya George, ASME Honorary Secretary and Lead for Diversity and Inclusion, said: “Today’s research and statistics demonstrate the great progress that has been achieved in the area of gender parity in medical education. However, it still shows that representation, career progression and leadership roles of female colleagues, particularly at senior level, do not match that of male colleagues despite an increase in female medical and healthcare students enrolling. Women are often more likely to be burdened with a host of gender norms related to career, family and their role as a future healthcare professional.”

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we recognise the achievements and success of a diverse group of women but also acknowledge the distinct challenges women still experience. In doing so, we are delighted to be able to provide an array of different and exciting resources to support career development and inspire other women. From top tips, examples of successful award applications and to the new special virtual issue of Medical Education we hope these different resources will give further food for thought and inspire women to learn and grow in their chosen healthcare field.”

The advice and resources will be released via daily tweets on ASME’s Twitter page @ASMEoffical, starting on 8th March. In addition, ASME is inviting interested visitors to the page to share their own tips using the hashtag #ASMETopTips.

Please visit our IWD webpage for more information


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