NE Jnl of Med article

S L Forsburg notmyaddress at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 13 15:19:53 EST 2000


Let's try to get this group rolling again.  Here is a possible
discussion topic. 

In the Feb 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (342:399),
there is an article entitled "women physicians in academic medicine: 
New insights from cohort studies" by Lynn Nonnemaker, PhD.  A commentary
about this study in the same issue (p. 426, by Catherine De Angelis,
MD)) calls it "new insights, same sad news",  remarking that the study
found that a "significantly smaller porportion of women than men
advanced from assistant to associate professor and from associate to
full professor".  Dr De Angelis goes on to say, "I do not believe equal
opportunity will ever be possible.  I would settle for equity--that is,
freedom from bias or favoritism".  She suggests several possible
strategies to work towards this.

Comments about equality vs. equity, or about the study??


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