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Parental Leave for Residents

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Requests for Reprints: Linda Johnson White, Director, Department of Scientific Policy, American College of Physicians, Independence Mall West, Sixth Street at Race, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572.


© 1989 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(12):1035-1038. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-12-1035
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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

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