0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Contempo 1997: The Face of Medicine

Mitchell H. Katz, MD
JAMA. 1997;278(14):1150. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550140042030.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

To the Editor.  —The Contempo 19971 issue of The Journal provided an excellent review of the many exciting recent developments in medicine. Although much progress is being made on many fronts, it was disappointing that the issue did not better reflect the recent progress in increasing diversity in medicine.2,3 Of the 62 contributors to Contempo 1997, only 7 (11.3%) were women. This shows little improvement from 5 years ago: Contempo 1992 had 57 contributors, of whom 6 (10.5%) were women. Moreover, although ethnicity is best measured by self-definition, it is possible to estimate the proportion of contributors from different ethnic groups based on the review of the photographs and names of the authors. Of contributors to Contempo 1997, only 1 (1.6%) was African American, 1 (1.6%) was Hispanic, and 3 (4.8%) were Asian-Pacific Islanders. For Contempo 1992, 3 authors (5.3%) were African American, and 1 (1.8%) was an

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();