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Man Haters?

Discussion in 'Dermatology' started by DrRedMan, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. DrRedMan

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    I've heard mixed reviews about Derm programs being sexist - some saying that programs prefer women and others saying that programs are recruiting more men to balance out. What do you think - does the man hate exist?
     
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  3. cdql

    cdql 7+ Year Member

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    The politically correct answer? No. All applicants are treated equally.

    The real answer? Maybe. Just like with anything else in life, how can you tell? Some programs may prefer women. Some may want men to "balance out the numbers". Some don't like people of a certain ethnicity. Some don't like people of a certain religion. Some don't like people because of certain distinguishing physical characteristics. You just can't tell.
     
  4. TexPre-Med

    TexPre-Med Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    Everyone is treated equally in America. Didn't you get the memo?:laugh:
     
  5. PathOne

    PathOne Derminatrix 5+ Year Member

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    Programs, especially the larger ones, always strive to get a good mix of Residents, and that *can* include gender and/or other factors.
    Personally, I've never really seen or perceived sexism as one of the determining factors in Resident selection. Programs, however, do disciminate. They take only what they percive to be the best in the applicant pool. :D
     
  6. LADoc00

    LADoc00 There is no substitute for victory. 10+ Year Member

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    there are man hating residencies out there??? no, seriously

    /sarcasm off.
     

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