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This text is organized into two sections to both inspire and provide practical advice to young women interested in a career in academic psychiatry. The first 20-25 chapters of this text comprise of first-person narratives from women currently holding leadership positions in psychiatry. The contributors are heads of departments or manage research centers in the United States, and include individuals such as Laura Roberts and Natalie Rasgon. The storytelling chapters will be built around responding to the following questions :(1) What was your earliest ambition? (2) What attracted you to psychiatry? (3) Who do you consider your mentor or your inspiration during your career? (4) What was your best career move? (5) What do you enjoy most in your job? (6) What kept you going during difficult times? (7) What were they key obstacles you had to overcome? (8) What role (positive and/or negative) did being a woman play in your career? (9) How did you deal with the issue of work-family balance? (10) What would you do differently if you were to start your career now?
The second part will consist of 11 chapters focused on career advice and strategies for young female psychiatrists. There are chapters that would benefit individuals of either gender, such as a chapter on how to be strategic about actions and decisions, and another chapter on the amount of time investment necessary for a successful career in academic psychiatry. But there is also an acute awareness of the unique concerns of a young female professional. For example, the chapter on societal attitudes covers some of the general perceptions of professional women.
Women in Academic Psychiatry: A Mind to Succeed is of interest to women at every level of their careers, from medical school, to those first few years in the job market, to striving to create notable success.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: October 3, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-5892