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Will Term Limits Fix Academic Medicine’s Diversity Problem?

The National Institutes of Health has announced a plan to enforce 12-year term limits for tenured laboratory and branch chiefs; however, such a limit has yet to be enacted in academic medicine. Authors of an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine argue that lack of term limits on leadership positions at academic…

Surgery Board Pass Rates Associated With Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Family Status

Certain sociodemographic factors are associated with rates of passing board examinations for general surgery trainees, according to study data published in JAMA Surgery. Specifically, resident race, ethnicity, sex, and family status at internship correlated with performance on examinations. Researchers suggest that efforts to address these discrepancies at the institutional level are needed to better represent…

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