ERIC Number: ED144433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Study of Women in the Health Professions Schools. Volume I: Data Analysis, Findings, Conclusions, Recommendations.
Urban and Rural Systems Associates, San Francisco, CA.
The study focused on women's education in 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 school applicants and students. Almost 600 interviews were conducted with administrators, faculty members, and students in 27 schools, and were supplemented by over 60 student group interviews. In the final report are included: a detailed description of the study design; its findings and conclusions concerning the relationships of women with the professions and the schools, seven key resources for increased access to this education, and barriers faced by women in the professional training sequence; conceptual models for success in recruitment, admissions, and professional education, and strategies for testing the models; and recommendations for affirmative action enforcement, health manpower legislation, student financial aid, future research, policy, and future program efforts. Extensive data tables and measurement instruments are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Allied Health Occupations Education, Dentistry, Equal Education, Females, Health Personnel, Interviews, Labor Force Development, Legislation, Measurement Instruments, Medical Education, Medicine, Models, Optometry, Osteopathy, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Policy Formation, Professional Education, Professional Occupations, Public Health, Research, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Teacher Attitudes, 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.
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