ERIC Number: ED143294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
An Exploratory Study of Women in the Health Professions Schools. Volume VII: Women in Podiatry.
Urban and Rural Systems Associates, San Francisco, CA.
In an exploratory study conducted for the Women's Action Program of HEW, the aims were to identify and explore the barriers to success that women face as MODVOPPP (Medicine, Osteopathic medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary medicine, Optometry, Podiatry, Pharmacy, and Public health) school applicants and students, and to describe the discrimination process, if any, that limits women's entry into the health professions. In this volume on podiatry, the profession's history, work focus, organization, and women's roles and status in it are reported. Current trends, issues, directions, and major changes in professional education are reviewed, and the professional training sequence (steps, requirements, criteria, and key factors) are outlined. The students' characteristics, along with what the profession is looking for in new members, are described. Special recommendations for the professional associations and for the schools are made, and statistical data, interview responses, and a bibliography are also included. (LBH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Choice, Employment Opportunities, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Medical Education, National Surveys, Professional Associations, Professional Education, Questionnaires, Sex Discrimination, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Urban and Rural Systems Associates, San Francisco, CA.