ANN H. BEUF, PH.D.
The number of women applying to medical schools has nearly quadrupled since 1963 (1), but women who aspire to be physicians are still beset with difficulties. They face discrimination in premedical programs, in faculty attitudes in medical schools, and in being excluded from informal networks of communication (2). They are likely to see members of their sex unfavorably portrayed in medical textbooks (3). Many of them face conflicts between what is expected of them as physicians and what is expected of them in their other social roles (1). Their situation merits study. Because many more physicians in the future will
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BEUF AH. Women in Medicine: Better Studies Needed. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:122–123. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-1-122
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(1):122-123.
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