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J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Apr;4(2):134-139. doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0210-7. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

Status of Tenure Among Black and Latino Faculty in Academic Medicine.

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1
Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine, Family Medicine and Rural Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32306, USA. kendall.campbell@med.fsu.edu.
2
Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine, Family Medicine and Rural Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32306, USA.
3
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL, USA.
4
Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL, USA.

Abstract

Tenure has been used for years to recruit, promote, and retain faculty in higher education and has been associated with job security and academic freedom. Absence of tenure and not being in tenure-earning tracks is grouped with the challenges faced by underrepresented minorities in academic medicine. Those challenges include being found at the assistant professor rank more often, having more clinical responsibilities, and not being in leadership positions as often as compared to non-minority faculty. The role of tenure and tenure tracks is unclear as it relates to the presence of minority faculty. This article presents a look at the status of tenure among black and Latino faculty in academic medicine at US medical schools.

KEYWORDS:

Academic medicine; Black; Faculty; Latino; Tenure; Underrepresented minority

PMID:
26931546
DOI:
10.1007/s40615-016-0210-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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