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Title: A rapid review of challenges and opportunities related to diversity and inclusion as experienced by early and mid-career academics in the medicine, dentistry and health sciences fields.
Austin Authors: Piano, Marianne;Diemer, Kristin;Hall, Michelle;Hui, Flora;Kefalianos, Elaina;Lawford, Belinda J;McKibbin, Gemma;Jarden, Rebecca J. 
Affiliation: Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley Street, Carlton, VIC, 3053, Australia.
Department of Social Work, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.;Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Centre for Eye Research Australia, Department of Surgery, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.;Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Department of Social Work, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Department of Nursing, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Austin Health
Issue Date: 27-Apr-2023
Date: 2023
Publication information: BMC Medical Education 2023; 23(1)
Abstract: Early- and mid-career academics in medicine, dentistry and health sciences are integral to research, education and advancement of clinical professions, yet experience significant illbeing, high attrition and limited advancement opportunities. Identify and synthesise published research investigating challenges and opportunities related to diversity and inclusion, as experienced by early and mid-career academics employed in medicine, dentistry and health sciences disciplines. Rapid review. OVID Medline, Embase, APA PsycInfo, CINAHL and Scopus. We systematically searched for peer reviewed published articles within the last five years, investigating challenges and opportunities related to diversity and inclusion, as experienced by early and mid-career academics employed in medicine, dentistry and health sciences. We screened and appraised articles, then extracted and synthesised data. Database searches identified 1162 articles, 11 met inclusion criteria. Studies varied in quality, primarily reporting concepts encompassed by professional identity. There were limited findings relating to social identity, with sexual orientation and disability being a particularly notable absence, and few findings relating to inclusion. Job insecurity, limited opportunities for advancement or professional development, and a sense of being undervalued in the workplace were evident for these academics. Our review identified overlap between academic models of wellbeing and key opportunities to foster inclusion. Challenges to professional identity such as job insecurity can contribute to development of illbeing. Future interventions to improve wellbeing in academia for early- and mid-career academics in these fields should consider addressing their social and professional identity, and foster their inclusion within the academic community. Open Science Framework ( https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/SA4HX ).
URI: https://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/32803
DOI: 10.1186/s12909-023-04252-x
ORCID: 0000-0003-0714-6339
0000-0002-5150-5362
0000-0003-2024-4945
0000-0003-2218-9951
0000-0003-3901-2351
0000-0002-0392-6058
0000-0001-6831-4784
0000-0003-4643-7147
Journal: BMC Medical Education
Start page: 288
PubMed URL: 37106362
ISSN: 1472-6920
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Academics
Diversity
Early Career
Inclusion
Mid-career
STEMM
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