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September 7, 2011

Changing the Culture of Academic Medicine: Perspectives of Women Faculty

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Author Affiliation: Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (hdalessandro@partners.org).

JAMA. 2011;306(9):1003-1004. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1270

“Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.” This powerful quote from Martin Luther King is included in the foreword to Changing the Culture of Academic Medicine: Perspectives of Women Faculty. However, the following quote from Eleanor Roosevelt could have been included in the afterword: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” This book examines the experiences of women faculty in academic medicine and highlights the obstacles they have overcome and the challenges they currently face.

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