Differences in the preparation and practice of male and female physicians from combined baccalaureate–MD degree programs.

Title

Differences in the preparation and practice of male and female physicians from combined baccalaureate–MD degree programs.

Creator

Jones B J; Arnold L; Xu G; Epstein L C

Publisher

Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972)

Date

2000
1905-06

Description

OBJECTIVE: To account for age and premedical education in determining whether or not men and women medical school graduates differ significantly in opinions of their medical school preparation, in professional activities, and in personal qualities and values. METHODS: 727 graduates (1983-1987) of seven combined baccalaureate-MD degree programs were surveyed. Men's and women's responses were compared. RESULTS: Women graduates were more likely than men to work less than full time and to report less preparation in the basic sciences, less scholarly activity, and more concern about psychosocial issues. CONCLUSION: Differences between men and women graduates have persisted despite women's increased access to medical school. Even a special curriculum does not moderate these differences. We call on academic medicine to value humanism in health care, not just economics.

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; United States; *Attitude of Health Personnel; Surveys and Questionnaires; Sex Factors; Analysis of Variance; Education; Professional Practice/*standards; *Physicians; Medical; Women; Undergraduate/*standards; Premedical/*standards

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

29–31

Issue

1

Volume

55

Citation

Jones B J; Arnold L; Xu G; Epstein L C, “Differences in the preparation and practice of male and female physicians from combined baccalaureate–MD degree programs.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 11, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5468.

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