We commend Malisch et al. on their Opinion (1) on immediate solutions to ensure gender equity during the COVID-19 pandemic given the disproportionate burden placed on women due to childcare and household responsibilities. Given early reports showing fewer women are submitting academic papers during the pandemic (2), we encourage institutions to immediately examine how to improve gender equity in the promotion and tenure process. While Pandemic Response Committees can hold institutions accountable for ensuring gender equity, we wish to highlight a simple solution at the individual level, for consideration.
Drs. Avital O’Glasser, Vineet Arora, Shikha Jain, Charlie Wray and Mark Shapiro are pleased to present the following White Paper on COVID-19 Contributions on the ERAS Application for Residency and Fellowship.