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Sexual discrimination and harassment affects career choices

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 01 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0506226a
  1. Irina Haivas1
  1. 1Freiburg

Exposure to sexual discrimination and sexual harassment in medical school influences students' choice of specialty and later their residency programme ranking, especially for women (Academic Medicine 2005;80:400-8). Terry Stratton and colleagues analysed responses from 1314 students in US medical schools and found that 93% of women and 83% of men experienced, observed, or heard about such incidents during medical school. For a high percentage of women (45%) compared with men (16%), exposure to discrimination and harassment influenced choice of specialty.

“Gender discrimination and …

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