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ERIC Number: ED177921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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The Impact on Academic Medicine.
Yalow, Rosalyn
The impact of women on the field of academic medicine is examined. The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership is discussed and this failure is accredited to social and professional discrimination. It is noted that the leaders of American medicine today were trained during or immediately following World War II. However, at that time there existed tremendous professional discrimination against women in admission to medical school and social pressures to discourage women from professional careers. The Veterans Administration and other government agencies have been leaders in providing women access into the field of medicine. It is suggested that this is due to consistent enforcement over an extended period of time of a nondiscriminatory, affirmative action policy. This program has allowed an increasing number of women to follow a path of upward mobility within the Veterans Administration and government medical agencies. The proportion of women in medicine is increasing rapidly and this is viewed as one of the conditions necessary to insure that women have a significant impact on academic medicine. However, it is suggested that the fundamental problem concerns how women see themselves and how the social group views them in terms of their aspirations and capabilities. (SF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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