Career Development in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: What Do We Need?
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.
Pediatric emergency care
Child; Emergency Medicine; Female; Humans; Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Surveys and Questionnaires; United States
Child; Emergency Medicine; Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Surveys and Questionnaires; United States
Chumpitazi CE, Allister L, Cho C, et al. Career Development in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: What Do We Need?. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022;38(9):e1552-e1556. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000002720