Applying feminist theory to medical education

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Author: Malika Sharma
Date: Feb. 9, 2019
From: The Lancet(Vol. 393, Issue 10171)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Article
Length: 178 words

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Summary To adequately address gendered issues of sexual harassment, wage gaps, and leadership inequities, medical institutions must interrogate medical education. Feminist theories can help to understand how power operates within our classrooms and at the bedside. This scoping review maps the four main ways in which feminist theory has been applied to medical education and medical education research--namely, critical appraisal of what is taught in medical curricula; exploration of the experiences of women in medical training; informing pedagogical approaches to how medicine is taught; and finally, medical education research, determining both areas of inquiry and methodologies. Feminist theory has the potential to move clinicians and educators from theory to action, building bridges of solidarity between the medical profession and the community it is called to serve. Author Affiliation: (a) Casey House, Toronto, ON, Canada (b) Department of Medicine, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, ON, Canada (c) Maple Leaf Medical Clinic, Toronto, ON, Canada * Correspondence to: Dr Malika Sharma, Maple Leaf Medical Clinic, 14 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 1K2 Byline: Malika Sharma, MD [malika.sharma@mail.utoronto.ca] (a,b,c,*)

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