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Women in Medical Education

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Table of Contents

Foreword Frances K. Conley Introduction I. Historical and Theoretical Perspectives 1. Overview of Women Physicians in the United States Leah J. Dickstein 2. Leveling the Playing Field: A National Perspective on Sexism and Professional Development in Medicine Janet Bickel 3. Women's Programs at Medical Schools and Feminism: What is the Intersection? Delese Wear and Janet Bickel II. Training and Workplace Perspectives 4. Lighting Candles, Making Sparks, and Remembering Not To Forget Jacalyn Duffin 5. A Feminist in the Medical Academy: An Idealistic Pragmatist Account Mary B. Mahowald 6. Father Knows Best ...? Deborah L. Jones 7. A Black Woman in Medicine Dale G. Blackstock 8. The Feminization of Medicine Perri Klass 9. If the Suit Fits ... Kate H. Brown 10. Feminist Criticism in Literature and Medicine Delese Wear 11. Innovations in Residency Education: General Internal Medicine - Women's Health Residency Track Pamela Charney 12. Life as a Sheep in the Cow's Pasture Marian Gray Secundy III. Personal and Professional Identities 13. The Echo of My Mother's Footsteps Rebekah Wang-Cheng 14. How Medicine Tried to Make a Man Out of Me (And Failed, Finally) Lucy M. Candib 15. Moments of Becoming: After Virginia Woolf Beth Alexander 16. Special Armor Marjorie S. Sirridge References Contributors Index

About the Author

Delese Wear is Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences, Associate Director of Women in Medicine, and Coordinator of the Human Values in Medicine Program at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. She has published two other books with SUNY Press, having edited The Center of the Web: Women and Solitude; and co-authored Literary Anatomies: Women's Bodies and Health in Literature.


"This anthology of experience provides a historical reference point at a pivotal time for medicine in the United States. The common concern, articulated by all, is that a cultural shift must occur, a rigid structure become moldable or broken, or abolished." - Frances K. Conley, from the Foreword "Delese Wear has brought together an impressive assemblage of authors, diverse as to age, training, and experience, whose combined voices strengthen the book's important message. Displaying insight and sensitivity, the authors write with honesty and clarity on a topic sorely in need of illumination and significant to all-male and female-in medical education." - Mollie M. Wallick, Louisiana State University School of Medicine

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