Towards gender balance in the Australian intensive care medicine workforce

Lucy J Modra and Sarah A Yong
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50330
Published online: 7 October 2019

Achieving gender equity in intensive care medicine requires specific interventions to attract and retain female trainees and support their progress to leadership roles

For several decades, women have comprised about half of medical graduates in Australia.1 This is yet to translate into a gender‐balanced specialty workforce. In 2016, fewer than one in five practising surgeons, cardiologists and intensivists were women.2 In recognition of this, several Colleges have developed plans to improve gender balance within their specialty.

  • Lucy J Modra1
  • Sarah A Yong2,3

  • 1 Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC


Competing interests:

Lucy Modra and Sarah Yong are founding convenors of the WIN‐ANZICS Committee.


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