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dc.contributor.authorJoseph, Daniels
dc.contributor.authorNduati, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorFarquhar, Carey
dc.identifier.citationEduc Health (Abingdon). 2013 May-Aug;26(2):89-97en_US
dc.description.abstractThere is a need to understand the factors that influence African women medical doctors to pursue international health research training because they remain under-represented in research fields but increasingly represented in medicine. Methods: We conducted a program study with Kenyan women ( N = 12) who participated in a US funded AIDS International Training and Research Program implemented by the University of Washington. Interviews were conducted to understand their clinical research career motivations and training pathways into global health research. Th e transcripts were analyzed for themes using predefined code areas. Results: The findings outline entry into research, professional and career balance motivations, and two stages of a career path into research. Discussion: Kenyan women medical clinical researchers shared similar motivations as US women but differed as well. Kenyan medical doctors pursued health research within a context of limited resources, but the ability to balance work and family while contributing to public health through research and leadership was highly valued. International training programs can effectively engage women in research training by developing women’s health research areas, supportive family policies, and aligning program design with local training to develop career pathways for womenen_US
dc.publisherWolters Kluweren_US
dc.subjectEast Africaen_US
dc.subjectInternational clinical research trainingen_US
dc.subjectWomen medical doctors, USen_US
dc.titleKenyan Women Medical Doctors and Their Motivations to Pursue International Research Trainingen_US

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