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Doctors’ Orders: How Status Hierarchies in Medical Education Can Shape Approaches to Patient Care

October 21, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

P R E S E N T E D B Y H H I V E & C A R O L I N A S E M I N A R S

Drawing on 23 months of ethnographic fieldwork and 123 interviews, Dr. Tania Jenkins will explore social hierarchies of medical residents trained in and outside U.S. medical programs and how these hierarchies impact patient care. Every year, the US relies on osteopathic and international medical graduates (non-USMDs) to fill around one-third of post-graduate residency positions because there is a shortage of American graduates (USMDs). Non-USMDs, however, are often informally excluded from top residency positions, leading to highly segregated programs.

T A N I A J E N K I N S , P H . D .
Tania M. Jenkins is an assistant professor of sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research examines how and why status hierarchies are (re)produced in the medical profession and how they impact both doctors and patients. She recently published Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession with Columbia University Press.

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October 21, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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