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Sexual and Gender Harassment Resources

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Eliminating sexual and gender harassment in academic medicine will require a multipronged approach that includes a firm commitment by leaders to end gender inequities, effective institutional policies that support reporting and thorough investigations, and the training of staff, leaders, and learners to prevent harassment and intervene when appropriate. Below are a few resources shared with member institutions during the 2019 Leadership Forum.

The following AAMC resources contain key terms, findings, recommendations, and general information from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The full report is available on the NASEM website along with related resources such as:

Sexual Harassment Primer


Highlighting data from the NASEM report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and other studies, this visual presentation provides a brief primer on sexual harassment and its impact on professional outcomes. The data conveys just how serious and pervasive this problem is within academic medicine. This presentation is available for use either as a PowerPoint slide deck or as an MP4 video.

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Sexual Harassment Foundational Presentation and Discussion Questions


This presentation serves as a foundational primer to help institutions and leaders initiate conversations on their campuses regarding sexual harassment. The content derives from the NASEM report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, unless otherwise noted. The presentation may be modified or customized to best meet the needs of individual institutions.

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Gender Harassment in STEMM Annotated Bibliography


References in this bibliography were selected from articles published in English in the last ten years and indexed in PubMed with the Medical Subject Headings related to "medical education and sexual harassment” or with the term “gender harassment” in the title or abstract. Additional references were gathered from the Scientific Workforce Diversity Office at the National Institutes of Health. Opinion pieces, commentaries, and news articles were not included.

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