sticky floor phenomenon
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sticky floor phenomenonAcadementia A term for a ♂/♀ disparity in career advancement in medicine; despite similar preparation of candidates for academic careers vis-á-vis board certification, advanced degrees, research during fellowship training, ♀ had fewer resources, office/lab space, grant support, and 'protected' reseach time. Cf Glass ceiling phenomenon.
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