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EDITORIAL COMMENT

  • Humphrey O. Atiemo
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to: Humphrey O. Atiemo, M.D., Chief, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Program Director, Urology, Vattikuti Urology Institute
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    Chief, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Program Director, Urology, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Detroit, MI, United States of America.
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      I would like to commend the authors for addressing this seminal issue in Urology. This manuscript is a critical starting point in understanding the lack of underrepresented minorities (URM) in the leadership positions within academic urology. Using Survey Data from 320 academic urologist with a response rate of 41.6%, the authors identify that 13.6% (18) of these respondents were URM are in leadership positions. In their discussion, the authors describe a top down approach in which more URM in leadership roles would provide “increase in mentorship, improved retention of URM faculty, attraction of URM students to our specialty, and fostering of a psychologically safe workplace where diversity is embraced”.
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