There should be a corresponding change in the demographics of business leadership as the United States approaches a majority-minority and almost equal male to female population.
While family medicine is making strides toward gender and racial parity in its leadership, it is still falling short. Chairs in the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) in U.S. medical schools were surveyed to determine their demographic characteristics. Chairs were occupied primarily by men (67%), with the majority being White (non-Hispanic) (53%).
The average tenure of male chairs is 9 years, while that of female chairs is only 6 years. In addition, there was a large gap between the tenures of chairs at public and private schools-public, with public school chairs staying in their positions for an average of 9 years compared to the 5 years at private schools. Comparing those who identified as non-White (46%) with those who identified as White (28%), the difference was not statistically significant. Women and members of underrepresented minorities continue to be underrepresented in positions of power, despite the fact that there are opportunities for them to advance into these roles.
In subsequent studies, it would be beneficial to do a more in-depth analysis of a variety of various traits, including sexual orientation, gender identity, and disabilities.