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Women in Medicine
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Women in Medicine
Getting In, Growing, and Advancing

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

Volume: 4
Other Titles in:
Health Services Research

May 2001 | 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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