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Diversity in Radiology

Authors
  • Rastegarpour, Ali1, 2
  • Al Kashroom, Hatem1, 2
  • Khosa, Faisal3
  • Rodriguez, Maria4
  • Abujudeh, Hani1, 2
  • 1 Wayne State University, 4201 St Antoine, DRH 3L 8, Detroit, MI, 48201, USA , Detroit (United States)
  • 2 Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA , Detroit (United States)
  • 3 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada , Vancouver (Canada)
  • 4 Sheridan Healthcorp, Inc., Sunrise, FL, USA , Sunrise (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Radiology Reports
Publisher
Springer US
Publication Date
Nov 04, 2020
Volume
8
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s40134-020-00370-2
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

Purpose of ReviewThe proportion of women and under-represented minorities in radiology is not only lower than most specialty fields, but also the rate of change towards the proportions of representation noted in the medical community remains abysmally low. This review was performed to seek the trends in diversity in radiology during recent years.Recent FindingsWhile female medical students account for half of all medical students in the USA during recent years, female radiology residents still make up only about a quarter of all radiology residents, radiology faculty members, and practicing radiologists. Blacks, Hispanics and Latinxs, Asians, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders remain under-represented minorities in radiology.SummaryWhile much attention has been diverted to diversity in radiology during recent years, trends of increasing diversity remain slow. Many papers have discussed proposed barriers to diversity in radiology and the proposed solutions, which we review in this paper.

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