Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Bridging Women's Health and Medical Education
GENDER INITIATIVES: EVERY DAY, EVERYWHERE
March 8 Marks International Women’s Day (IWD)
Today, the Advancing Women's Health Initiative appeals to every Center of Excellence in Women's Health and asks every medical institution to consider how well your programs address sex and gender differences in your academic priorities and in your training.
Commit to reviewing your current curriculum in honor of International Women's Day. Together, we can forge a bridge between the medical practice that is, and the approach to medicine that should be taught with a sex and gender lens. IWD provides a chance for us to recognize the efforts needed to improve our approach to heath care. And, not just today, but all year round until our mission is achieved.
Commit to creating a more integrated program that assures that the incoming class of physicians will develop a sex and gender lens so that women across the United States and around the world can be assured the best medical care possible.