Career Development for Female Scientists in Medicine on the Path to Professorship
Despite oustanding qualifications and performance the number of women in the field of medicine has hardly increased in recent years.
Female professors in departments and at research institutions are more of an exception than a rule.
Aside from the traditional social role expectations and strict conservative, hierarchical structures in departments, a significant cause is lower professional confidence and perseverance as well as less conscious career planning among women.
Another primary cause is the lack of networks as a support system and the integration of female scientists into the scientific community.
This is where the TANDEMplusMED mentoring program comes in.
The program has a duration of one year and begins in the fall every two years, alternating with TANDEMpeerMED .