May 17, 2020

TOP 10: Medical Industry Specialty Fields Where Women Dominate

Hospital Leadership
Specialty Field
2 min
Attracting women to pursue careers in medicine continues to be a primary focus for medical centers.
The American Medical College recently released its annual report “The State of Women in Academic Medicine.” In general, the report found tha...

The American Medical College recently released its annual report “The State of Women in Academic Medicine.” In general, the report found that that proportion of medical school applicants who are women has continued to drop since it peaked at 51 percent in 2003-04.

In the years 2013-14, 46 percent of medical school applicants were women and 46 percent of residents were women, as well.

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While women residents increasingly enter specialties where they have been historically underrepresented, large gender disparities remain. Although the percentages have slowly increased over the past 10 years, women continue to hold a smaller proportion of key leadership positions (department, chair, dean) than do men.

Below are the percentages of female residents in each medical industry specialty.

10. Anesthesiology – 37 percent

9. Internal Medicine Subspecialties – 37 percent

8. Surgery – 38 percent

7. Emergency Medicine – 38 percent

6. Internal Medicine – 43 percent

5. Pathology – 54 percent

4. Psychiatry – 55 percent

3. Family Medicine – 55 percent

2. Pediatrics – 71 percent

1. OB/GYN – 83 percent

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“Attracting women to pursue careers in medicine and recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse faculty for academic medicine are essential to creating excellent educational, clinical and research cultures across academic medical centers,” the report stated.

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May 24, 2021

Schneider Electric's intelligent patient room: need to know

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We take a look at Schneider Electric's new smart patient room. 

Schneider Electric has launched a virtual showcase that features its new "intelligent patient room". What is it exactly? 

Who: Schneider Electric is a multinational that develops energy and automation solutions for many different industries - including hospitality, education, defence, and healthcare. Founded in 1836, today it is a Fortune 500 company, and it currently provides technology to 40% of hospitals around the world, among them Penn Medicine, one of the top hospitals in the US where Schneider's EcoStruxure for Healthcare is deployed, an IoT solution. 

What: Schneider has launched its Innovation Experience Live Healthcare Lab, an immersive experience that takes visitors through a demonstration of a hospital, including the doctor’s office, the operating room, and the intelligent patient room. 

The room features a digital patient footwall - a touchscreen that creates a single reference point for patients, families and healthcare providers, by incorporating care information, entertainment and environmental controls all in one place.  A separate digital patient door display has important information for healthcare staff. 

All Schneider's equipment is low-voltage, and integrated so that the patient room, clinical needs and IT are all seamlessly connected, what Schneider calls a digital “system of systems.”

Why:  Mike Sanders, Customer Projects & Services in Healthcare Innovation at Schneider Electric, explains: “The hospital of the future will need to put the patient experience at the forefront, using innovative and connected systems to provide superior in-hospital care experiences.” 

“With the shift to remote work and business brought forth by the pandemic, we knew that we needed to invest in a new virtual experience that showcases our vision for a truly integrated healthcare experience. We believe our intelligent patient room is the solution that our healthcare partners and customers have been looking for, and we’re excited to offer a way for them to experience it no matter where they are in the world.”

Where: The virtual experience was modelled after the new innovations installed at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, the first real-world installation of Schneider Electric’s fully integrated intelligent patient room technology. It is currently being hosted at the company’s St. Louis Innovation Hub and Innovation Executive Briefing Center (IEBC) facility.  

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