Title

Career Development in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: What Do We Need?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2022

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002720

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The Women in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine identified 2 top priorities for 2021: career development and mentorship/sponsorship. The objective of this study was to catalog and delineate the career development domains for women physicians in PEM.

METHODS: After a review of the literature to identify the key areas for gaps for women in PEM, we used Q sort methodology to elicit domains for this subcommittee to address by survey of a national sample.

RESULTS: One hundred fourteen discrete potential areas of interest for career development were identified by the working group based on salient themes from the literature and personal experiences. Forty-one Women in PEM subcommittee members (27%) completed the survey. The career development topics were sorted into the domains of personal (40.4%; n = 46), administrative (28.1%; n = 32), research (10.5%; n = 12), teaching (10.5%; n = 12), service (7.0%; n = 8), and clinical (3.5%; n = 4).

CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that the career development needs of women in PEM include a range of personal, teaching, research, administrative, clinical, and service domains. However, more than two-thirds of the career development topics were categorized into just 2 domains, administrative and personal.

Journal Title

Pediatric emergency care

Volume

38

Issue

9

First Page

1552

Last Page

1556

MeSH Keywords

Child; Emergency Medicine; Female; Humans; Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Surveys and Questionnaires; United States

Keywords

Child; Emergency Medicine; Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Surveys and Questionnaires; United States

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