ERIC Number: ED144432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Study of Women in the Health Professions Schools. Executive Summary.
Urban and Rural Systems Associates, San Francisco, CA.
The study focused on eight health professions: medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, and public health. Its central tasks were to identify and explore the barriers to success that women face as medical/professional school applicants and students and to describe the discrimination process that limits women's entry into these professions. The study's purpose was to develop a set of conceptual models of the recruitment, admissions, and education systems to maximize equal opportunities for women and to encourage their success. These efforts were generated by concern over the underrepresentation of women as practitioners in these eight fields, and the suggestion is made that the schools' policies and practices and the professions' structures and histories may help explain this situation. Recommendations are made for legislation concerning health manpower and student financial aid, for criteria or research, policy, and program activities, and for the professional training sequence. (MSE)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Allied Health Occupations Education, Dentistry, Equal Education, Females, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Legislation, Medical Education, Medicine, Optometry, Osteopathy, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Professional Education, Professional Occupations, Public Health, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Student Recruitment, Veterinary Medicine, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Urban and Rural Systems Associates, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related documents, see HE 009 212-221