Minority Barriers in Anesthesia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04694339|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 5, 2021
Last Update Posted : January 6, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Minority Barrier Lack of Mentoring Program Pass Over for Promotion||Other: Survey|
Within the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) underrepresented minorities comprise only 6.0% of leadership. Within the ASA, women additionally only hold 21% of House of Delegates and state society officer positions, while comprising 38% of the national anesthesiology workforce.
The investigators will be using a survey via SurveyMonkey with potential for an opt-in phone or Zoom interview via the interviewee using the contact information at the bottom of the SurveyMonkey. The questions for the Survey Monkey are below. The investigators will use the Tufts HIPAA-compliant Zoom account for any Zoom interviews.
In order to deidentify the phone and Zoom interviews, investigators will not label any transcripts of the interviews with names or identifying information. The investigators will also destroy all correspondence after a time and date for the phone/Zoom interview is set.
Participants will be self-selecting for this survey. The investigators aim to email the coordinators of the ASA (medical student component, resident component, general body) who will then forward investigators' contact letter and survey to participants' constituents. Given the self-selecting nature of the survey, the investigators are not specifically targeting individuals who identify as minorities--as there are variable definitions to this term--but rather investigators will use the survey to evaluate for trends within the responses. The investigators hypothesize that gender/race/sexual orientation may play a role in career choices for individuals, which will be elucidated through the survey responses. The investigators will sort the surveys into groups to where minority identification played a large role in career versus where it did not and then calculate the trend as a percentage of the total survey responses.
The investigators recognize that it may be more possible to provide in-depth responses to the survey via a phone or Zoom interview. Therefore, investigators have included a contact information in the contact letter and the Survey Monkey and will give participants the option of doing a phone/Zoom interview instead of the Survey Monkey.
Why did you decide to pursue medicine as a career? Why anesthesia? Did gender play a role in your decision to pursue medicine? In your decision to do anesthesia? Did race play a role in your decision to pursue medicine? In your decision to do anesthesia? Do you have any regrets about your career choice? Where do you currently practice? What led you to choose that practice setting? What mentorship resources were available to you along your career path? What is a professional success you had? What is a perceived failure you may have had? How did that effect your career? What if your five-year plan? Ten-year plan? Twenty? What is a minority?
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||250 participants|
|Official Title:||Minority Barriers to Professional Advancement in Anesthesia|
|Actual Study Start Date :||December 22, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 30, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 31, 2021|
- Other: Survey
- Minority barriers [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 6 months ]The goal of this study is to highlight systemic barriers to minority advancement in anesthesia (Passed for promotion, lack of pay raises, lack of mentoring programs, how many times it happened during carrier). Responses will be reported as percentages, higher values mean barriers are more prevalent
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04694339
|Contact: Iwona Bonney, PhD||617 636 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02143|
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|Contact: Iwona Bonney, PhD 617 636 6044 IBonney@tuftsmedicalcenter.org|
|Principal Investigator: Neeti Sadana, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Shara S Bonney, MD|
|Study Director:||Shara S Azad, MD||Tufts Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Neeti Sadana, MD||Tufts Medical Center|