Even though the number of female medical students in Taiwan has increased year by year in the past decade, the medical department is still dominated by men. Numerous medical education studies continue to point out that female students experience many gender disadvantages and treatment in medical education and school life, such as gender bias, sex discrimination and or sexual harassment, etc. Women who choose to study medicine still have to overcome many gender barriers. As the subject of school and education, students' understanding and interpretation of school education have a great impact on curriculum, teaching and learning effects. Therefore, the reform and innovation of school education cannot ignore the voice of students. The same is true for the reform of medical education. Furthermore, students' interpretation and feelings about curricula are an important part of student culture. In particular, if the perspective of hidden curriculum is included, it will be better to understand what obstacles, challenges and opportunities female medical students face, and what structural changes and creative influences are needed to support their gender-equal learning and career development. Therefore, this study uses ethnography as the research method, takes a medical university as the research field, collects data through participant observation and semi-structured in-depth interviews, and explores female medical students' experience and interpretation of medical education, as well as learning culture.
Hsing-Chen Yang, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
About the Presenter(s)
Professor Hsing-Chen Yang is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan
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