ERIC Number: ED322818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Rx for Success. Improving the Climate for Women in Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals.
Ehrhart, Julie Kuhn; Sandler, Bernice R.
The report focuses attention on those areas of medical school education that may have a negative effect on women students' confidence and competence. It examines the different ways that male and female medical students experience their training and the particular stresses that women may face, including: role conflicts; questions about commitment; balancing career and personal needs; parental and childbearing leave; and sexual harassment and discrimination. Several model programs are highlighted that address women's concerns at various levels of medical training, and a set of recommendations are provided for medical school and teaching hospital administrators, most of which are based on strategies that have been implemented successfully at institutions around the country. Suggestions include ideas for encouraging more women to enter medicine and to improve outreach and retention. A selected list of organizations and additional resources is also included. Contains 42 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Educational Environment, Females, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Sex Discrimination, Student College Relationship, Student Recruitment, Student Welfare, Teaching Hospitals, Womens Education
Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.