ERIC Number: ED354828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Stronger Women's Program. Enhancing the Educational and Professional Environment. [Second Edition.]
Bickel, Janet; Quinnie, Renee
The first edition of this handbook provided descriptions of the existing offices for women in medicine at 6 medical schools and examples of the programs in place at about 50 additional schools. The goals of both the first and second editions are the same: to give support and ideas to Women Liaison Officers (WLOs). The second edition, however, goes well beyond its predecessor. The first chapter provides an overview of the WLOs, who they are, how they're appointed, their responsibilities, and who guides program planning for them. The second chapter focuses on recurrent organizational and funding issues faced by WLOs and offers multiple examples of current activities. The approaches of a few schools are given in some depth as illustrations of innovative programs. Other chapters address a variety of issues that have emerged and that require special attention as women work together to improve their environment. These issues involve: (1) addressing sexism in medicine, (2) working toward salary equity, (3) parenting and flexibility issues, (4) addressing leadership issues and creating professional development programs, and (5) examining women's health curricula. The final sections provide lists of womens' professional groups as well as resource organizations and what they offer. The appendices include contact information for the WLO institutions named in the handbook as well as the workshop agenda and topics discussed at the Association of American Medical Colleges Professional Development Seminar for Senior Women in Medicine. Contains a partial index and faculty biographical sketches. (GLR)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Quality, Graduate Medical Students, Higher Education, Leadership, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Professional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Salary Wage Differentials, Sexual Harassment, Women Faculty
Membership and Publication Orders, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1126 ($10 plus $4 shipping and handling; orders under $50 require prepayment).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.