ERIC Number: ED396623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Women & Medicine. Physician Education in Women's Health [and] Women in the Physician Workforce. Fifth Report.
Council on Graduate Medical Education.
This report examines the quality of physician education in health care for women and efforts to promote equity in the status of women physicians. Part 1 identifies five general findings concerning health needs of women (e.g., women receive fragmented, uncoordinated care and there have been gender inequalities and biases in research), suggests components of a new paradigm in women's health, and identifies competencies needed by physicians in women's health. It notes demographic shifts that affect health services for women such as the increasing number of single parent families and increased diversity. Part 2 provides an overview of the status of women physicians in the training, academic, and practice environments. This section explores the impact of the increasing numbers of women in the medical profession, their practice characteristics, and the remaining barriers to career advancement for women physicians. It reports such findings as the increasing number of women in the profession and the continuing underrepresentation of women among leaders in medicine. It finds that gender bias remains the single greatest deterrent to women's achievements. Numerous recommendations concerning both physician education in women's health and the status of women physicians are offered. An appendix identifies key women's health issues throughout the life span. (Contains 138 references.) (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Council on Graduate Medical Education.