White Paper on Gender Diversity and Inclusion

The International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) is a federation of over 70 national and regional emergency medicine organizations whose mission is to advance the growth of high-quality emergency medical care through education and standards, to lead the collaboration and networking necessary to establish universal equality in service and care, and to promote the creation and growth of the specialty of emergency medicine in every country.

IFEM acknowledges that gender disparities in medicine are widespread and vary among countries. There are three ways of looking at this:

  • Proportion of women in the medical workforce
  • Proportion of women in senior leadership positions within their field
  • Perceptions and Attitudes of co-workers and patients toward female doctors