ERIC Number: ED340675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Medicine and Parenting: A Resource for Medical Students, Residents, Faculty and Program Directors.
This handbook provides a framework to assist program directors and other administrators as they discuss questions men and women in premedical and medical schools face with respect to: (1) parenting issues; (2) practical and policy-related questions about becoming parents; and (3) whether it is possible to be both a devoted and effective professional and a parent. The publication is organized into four sections. The first section, "Facts of Life about Being a Parent in Medicine: Hard Questions, Some Answers," consists of responses to six questions: (1) when is the best time to start a family? (2) what about the health of physician-mothers and their children? (3) what else does a physician-in-training need to think about regarding starting a family? (4) how should medical students respond to program directors' inquiries about their personal lives and childbearing plans? (5) what about shared schedule residency slots? and (6) what are legal rights to maternity leave? The second section explores maternity and parental leave policies related to medical students, residents, and medical school faculty. Section 3 summarizes the status of child care arrangements, and the final section offers a brief sketch of what the future may hold. A 50-item bibliography concludes the document. (LL)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Child Rearing, Faculty Advisers, Family Planning, Higher Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Policy Formation, Reproduction (Biology)
Association of American Medical Colleges, Publication Sales, Suite 200, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (1-10 copies $7.00 each; 11-50 copies $5.00 each; 51 or more $4.00 each; plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.