Loma Linda University has released a new book written by physicians, scientists, and researchers titled, “Building My Village: A Woman’s Guide Through a Career in Medicine.” It addresses the unique challenges and benefits of being a woman physician.
Envisioned by Barbara Hernandez, PhD, director of Physician Vitality, and Tamara L. Thomas ’87, dean of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, this book presents a wide variety of personal and professional issues that are relevant to a wide range of readers, from those first starting in their careers to those who wish to slow down.
Chapters were authored by many LLU faculty members and edited by Andrea W. Thorp ’01 and Dr. Hernandez.
Each chapter describes facets of special interest to women, including language and interaction in the workplace; how to pursue research; the impact of generational norms on women in medicine; partner violence experienced by women physicians; history of women in medicine; being a single-parent physician or a parent of a special needs child; and marriage to a non-physician. The book received rave reviews and can be purchased through the Campus Store in person or online at llu.bncollege.com.