The Changing Face of Medicine: Women Doctors and the Evolution of Health Care in America

by Ann K. Boulis and Jerry A. Jacobs

Description: Over the past quarter century medicine has experienced a gender revolution with the number of medical school entrants among young women now nearly equaling that of men. Ann Boulis and Jerry Jacobs use both quantitative data and rich in-depth interviews to understand the cause of this transformation and to understand how women have changed the way medicine is practiced. As they document the pathways women pursue to become physicians, they challenge the conventional wisdom that gender differences in medicine result from choices of individual women and instead show how gendered institutions channel womenís specialty choices and type of practice.


Recommended by: Sarah Dickes, Medical Student

Last modified: Jun 05, 2012