July 19, 2022


New research from the Pregnant Scholar and a cross-institutional team who bring decades of experience in the legal and medical fields designing bias interrupters and advancing diversity in STEM education, revealed that amongst the top-rated medical schools only 14% of the schools reviewed had substantive, stand-alone parental leave policies, while the majority of schools had leave of absence policies without mention of parental leave. The article, Medical Student Parental Leave Policies at U.S. Medical Schools, was published in the Journal of Women’s Health, and provides critical insight for medical school leaders seeking to improve diversity and equity at their institution.

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