Medicine is still a boys’ club: study

Medicine is run by a boys’ club, with women still fighting for equal representation among the profession’s leaders, a report suggests.

From hospital CEOs and chief medical officers to deans of medical schools and those running medical colleges, women appear to be restricted by the glass ceiling despite having achieved gender parity at medical schools since 2000.

“Even when women are successful in achieving leadership roles, their participation is skewed towards positions with a non-clinical public health focus (such as government health departments), rather than clinical leadership,