Engaging women in academic medicine in the UK: report of a workshop at the Association of Physicians Annual Meeting, 2 April 2009

QJM. 2010 Sep;103(9):635-9. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcq101. Epub 2010 Jul 6.


In April 2009, at the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland (APGBI) Annual Meeting in Birmingham, a workshop was held to consider the changing demographics of the medical profession, its potential effects on the Association's stated aims of promoting academic excellence and ways of ensuring that medical academia is attractive to everyone with the ability and drive it needs. This paper reports the discussions of the workshop participants and also summarises recommendations for actions by both the Association and its membership, which will encourage interest, equal opportunities and personal development for all in academic medicine.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers / standards*
  • Career Choice
  • Education, Medical / standards*
  • Faculty, Medical / standards*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Physicians, Women / psychology*
  • Societies, Medical
  • United Kingdom