Negotiation Skills

Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

    • What You Don't Know: The Science of Unconscious Bias and What To Do About it in the Search and Recruitment Process Explore the evidence-based research supporting the theory of unconscious bias and the impact of bias in the search and recruitment process.
    • Why Do So May Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Harvard Business Review 1993)
    • Step Forward: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. What You Need to Know! (Susan L. Webb, 1991. Mastermedia Publications.) This is a fairly concise book that explains the differences in harassment and discrimination, and how to deal with problems that arise.
    • Guidelines for Establishing Sexual Harassment Prevention and Grievance Procedures. (Prepared by the AMA.) Copies are available by writing to AMA, 515 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610. This brochure is an excellent reference if you wish to help your program establish a specific policy on these issues, or even just to understand definitions and the hazards of amorous relationships between people of unequal status. While most medical schools and universities do have
    • You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. (Deborah Tannen, PhD, William Morrow & Co., 1990.) This has observations by a sociolinguist on how men and women communicate, and why they so often do not understand one another. This can help to decipher what men are really saying to you, and how you can better communicate with them to avoid misunderstandings.

Pregnancy and Residency

    • Forgive and Remember. (Charles Bosk, The University of Chicago Press, 1979.) This covers the psychology of residency and the hierarchy in surgery. It helps you understand some of the indoctrination process of residency.
    • The May/June 1993 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association is devoted to maternity and medicine. It includes articles on the pregnant resident, colleagues’ attitudes, and the rights, rules and regulations regarding maternity leave. Single copies are available for $5.00 by writing to AMWA, 801 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
    • Medicine and Parenting. This is a booklet prepared by the AAMC that covers the timing of pregnancies in relation to residency, legal rights, leave policies, how to handle queries about childbearing plans during interviews, child care options, and more. Copies are available through the Women’s Liaison Officer at your medical school, or by sending $11.00 to AAMC, 2450 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20037-0400.
    • A Pregnant Surgical Resident? Oh My! (Emina Huang, MD, and Olga Jonasson, MD. JAMA 1991;265;2859-2860.) The article discusses how one residency program dealt with this issue in a purposeful and constructive manner, and is very helpful with suggestions for maintaining good communications.


  • Oppportunity for Research Topics
    • Health Research Roadmap: A Strategy for Science and Innovation to Improve the Health of Women

      HHS/US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Women's Health (OWH): New report. Women's Health Research Roadmap: A Strategy for Science and Innovation to Improve the Health of Women. This Roadmap outlines seven priority areas where new or enhanced research is needed in areas of critical importance to women's health. The Roadmap will serve as a catalyst for future collaborations across FDA and with partners from other government agencies, academia, industry, and women's health organizations. Learn more | Read full report (PDF).  1-7-2016
  • Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE Guidelines)
  • Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) K12 Program

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