Sexism in Med-School?

Brandi R. French brfrench at
Mon Jan 24 15:18:53 EST 1994

Soon I will be attending medical school, where I hope to be in the company of 
intelligent adults.  I just had a disturbing discussion with a friend, also 
med school bound.  On a routine visit to her (male) doctor, she shared her 
career plans with him. He remarked that she may have a difficult time of it 
based on the fact that she is a woman.  What I want to know is if there really 
is a negative attitude toward young women entering the medical profession.  Is 
it in all areas or just in some specialties?  I have no intention of changing 
my plans on the basis of any response I get, I just want to know how much 
sexist B.S. I can plan to encounter (and then prove them all WRONG). 

Brandi French

brfrench at 

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