The Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association (APPA) has embarked on a deep dive into the data on female involvement in medicine, specifically in psychiatry residency, practice, and involvement within the APPA. View the 2023 Report
Data has shown that patients are more likely to connect and open up to a psychiatrist who looks like they do. The Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) among our membership and the world of psychiatry as a whole. In addition to forming a DEI committee to investigate how we can become more diverse and inclusive as an organization, we have provided this report as a starting point to discuss female involvement in psychiatry to determine how we can best engage female medical students, residents and psychiatrists in Alabama.
Data collection for this report was key. Additional data of interest on this subject is available in the articles listed below.
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