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Women in Medicine

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

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.

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

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



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
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author

Janet Bickel

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