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Women in Medicine
Getting In, Growing, and Advancing

  • Janet Bickel - Associate Vice President for Institutional Planning and Development

Volume: 4
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Health Services Research

© 2000 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Women in Medicine is a concise, practical resource for anyone considering a medical career, but especially women. Drawing on all the best available literature and the experience of thousands of women doctors, the book covers: getting into medical school; overcoming gender stereotypes; finding a mentor; combining parenting with a career; and maximising career development.

The author also offers tips on building key professional skills, and a self-diagnostic section for readers who are preparing to begin a medical career.

 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
1. Getting Into the Medical School and Residency You Want
First Things First: Becoming Competitive and Selecting a School  
Differences Between Men and Women Medical Students  
Deciding on a Specialty  
Preparing for Medical School and Residency Interviews  
Diagnose Yourself  
 
2. Medicine and Parenting: For Whom the Clock Ticks
Crosscurrents  
Common Questions Medical Students Ask About Combining Medicine and Parenting (and Some Answers!)  
Parental Leave Policies  
Child Care  
Diagnose Yourself  
 
3. Sexism: The Eye of the Beholder
Harassment: The Evidence  
Putting a Stop to Harassment  
"Consensual" Sexual Relationships  
Overcoming Gender Stereotypes  
Diagnose Yourself  
 
4. Beyond Survival: Maximizing Your Professional Development Options
Cumulative Disadvantages  
Goal-Setting  
Self-Presentation  
Conflict Management  
Job Seeking, Interviewing, and Salary Negotiations  
Diagnose Yourself  
 
5. Mentors: Overcoming the Shortage
Why Women Still Miss Out  
Finding and Using a Mentor: Avoiding the Nine Circles of Mentor Hell  
Thinking Institutionally  
Building Your Network  
Diagnose Yourself  
 
6. Big Hairy Questions (BHQs): Into the Future
When I Complete My Training, Will I Be Able to Find a Job?  
What Does It Take to Be a Success in Medicine?  
What About Becoming a Medical School Faculty Member?  
Are Men and Women Physicians Becoming More Alike or Different?  
Do Women Have More Unmet Health Care Needs Than Men?  
Will Women's Health Become a Separate Specialty?  
 
Appendix A: Foremothers
 
Appendix B: Statistical Overview
 
Appendix C: Addressing Gender Inequities and Sexism
 
Appendix D: Learning Objectives in Women's Health
 
Appendix E: Definition of Women's Health
 
Appendix F: Organizations and Websites
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Author

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