Perspectives and Career Experiences of Black Women in Physician Assistant Education Leadership Roles
The growth of the physician assistant (PA) profession has resulted in an increase in PA programs, in more women completing PA school, and eventually, in women dominating the field. As more PA programs open to accommodate demand, the need for increased educational leadership has developed. Women have stepped into leadership roles in PA education at significant rates; however, the number of Black women in leadership remains low. This phenomenological qualitative study interviewed Black female PA leaders in the United States to understand their career trajectories, perspectives, and lived experiences. The participants cited the importance of their academic journeys and their upbringing in developing their leadership skills. The study noted their work and commitment to advocate for the inclusion of those who are underrepresented in the PA profession. The findings also revealed the importance of mentorship and support of other Black women on their own leadership journeys.
Educational leadership|Medicine|Womens studies
Jackson, Tracy L, "Perspectives and Career Experiences of Black Women in Physician Assistant Education Leadership Roles" (2020). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI27959556.