For the past 2 decades, an increasing number of women have entered medical schools and residency training programs and have joined medical school faculties. At present, women make up 39% of students entering medical school and 28% of residents in accredited residency programs (1), and many of them are choosing to have children during the years of their training.
A recent study (2) of full-time women faculty in departments of medicine found that approximately 50% of the women had their first child and 33% had their second child during medical training. Therefore, training programs must be prepared to respond to
Parental Leave for Residents. Ann Intern Med. ;111:1035–1038. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-12-1035
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(12):1035-1038.
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