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ERIC Number: EJ808861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Women and Teaching in Academic Psychiatry
Hirshbein, Laura D.; Fitzgerald, Kate; Riba, Michelle
Academic Psychiatry, v28 n4 p292-298 Dec 2004
Objective: This article explores past, present, and future issues for women and teaching in academic psychiatry. A small study of didactic teaching responsibilities along faculty groups in one academic psychiatry department helps to illustrate challenges and opportunities for women in psychiatric teaching settings. Background: Although women have comprised half of all medical school admissions for over a decade, tenure-track positions are still largely dominated by men. In contrast, growing numbers of women have been entering academic medicine through clinical-track positions in which patient care and teaching, rather than research, are the key factors for promotion. Thus, the authors hypothesized better representation of clinical-track women in formal, didactic teaching within the medical school setting. Methods: The authors compared the numbers of tenure and clinical-track men and women teaching lectures to medical students and residents at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry. Results: Contrary to the hypothesis, the majority of didactic teaching was done by tenure-track men. Discussion: Possible explanations and remedies for the continuing under-representation of women in academic psychiatry, particularly teaching settings, are explored. Suggestions are made for future areas in which female faculty might have opportunities for participation and leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan