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Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA)

05.10. - 08.10.2011, München

Doc TV – Teaching gender competence in medical education


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  • corresponding author Anja Boeckers - Universität Ulm, Institut für Anatomie und Zellbiologie, Ulm, Deutschland
  • author presenting/speaker Claudia Lohr - Universität Ulm, Ulm, Deutschland
  • author Heiner Fangerau - Universität Ulm, Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin, Ulm, Deutschland

Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA). München, 05.-08.10.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11gma217

doi: 10.3205/11gma217, urn:nbn:de:0183-11gma2173

Veröffentlicht: 26. September 2011

© 2011 Boeckers et al.
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Fragestellung: Despite the fact that more than half of our patients and students are women, teaching gender competence is under-represented in German medical curricula. Today, pictures of medical professionals are influenced by media like commercials or medical TV serials. Likewise, TV productions from reflect social developments. TV serials shape the patient's expectation and their picture of how an ideal male or female doctor should be. At Ulm University the Institute of History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine offered a novel elective seminar to medical students in their clinical education. Students were expected to acquire gender competence by analyzing stereotyped medical professionals in TV serials and contrasting them to the working life of real physicians putting emphasis an gender differences.

Methoden: During SS 2011 twelve students (7female/5 male) visited four meetings (20 teaching units) and critically looked at physicians everyday life in hospital by analyzing hospital serials like „Doctor's Diary“, „Scrubs“ or „Schwarzwaldklinik“. Main learning objectives were the developement of gender sensitivity and competence. Students discussed gender stereotypes, career perspectives and relevant sex and gender differences of illnesses. Additionally, participants gained gender knowledge completing an e-learning gendertool, which was designed by the University of Augsburg (GZA-Gender Zentrum Augsburg) to improve a gendersensible and fair-mindes perception. The online-tool encompassed further information about gender mainstreaming. After successfully passing a final examination participants received a certificate of gender competence through the GZA. Teaching methods in this seminar included power point presentations, individual/group exercises, e-learning and selfreflection triggered by multiple illustrative media examples.

Ergebnisse: At the GMA-meeting we want to present our evaluation data of this novel elective seminar as well as data about the participants attitudes and wishes concerning compatibility of work and family in their later worklife.

Schlussfolgerung: The elective seminar was successfully implemented with financial support of the Medical Faculty Ulm and performed in cooperation with the GZA. We expect a good evaluation data due to flexible learning times using the e-learning gender tool.