Female medical students are especially vulnerable and even silent in writing because of the traditional gender role stereotyping in the tertiary education and healthcare systems. Besides the great pressure stemming from the longer duration of medical training than other health disciplines, female medical students receive little gender sensitivity care, and their personal experience in the study journey is frequently ignored. In order to give them a voice, we interviewed a female medical student from Hong Kong and explored her personal struggle during her undergraduate study. The interviewee's narratives show that female medical students in Hong Kong may face enormous gender inequality in their bachelor studies, which might hinder them from taking a leadership role in medical fields in the future. To conclude this chapter, we suggest that medical teaching staff should be aware that there are potential gender biases in medical training.
|Title of host publication||Health Issues in Chinese Contexts|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)