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Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training

Kelly Underman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479897780
eISBN:
9781479836338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Gynecological teaching associates (GTAs) are trained laypeople who teach medical students the communication and technical skills of the pelvic examination while simultaneously serving as live models ... More


“This Power with My Body”: Intimate Authority in GTA Sessions

Kelly Underman

in Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479897780
eISBN:
9781479836338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897780.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In this chapter, the focus is on the intimate labor that GTAs do, which relies upon care and attentiveness to their bodies, their coworkers’ bodies, and the bodies and emotions of their students. ... More


Practicing Professionalism, Performing Authenticity

Kelly Underman

in Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479897780
eISBN:
9781479836338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897780.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter considers the GTA session serves as a first step in the emotional socialization of medical students. It explores the tensions between artificiality and authenticity in order to ... More


Introduction: The Quandary of the Sacred Vagina: Medical Education in a New Era

Kelly Underman

in Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479897780
eISBN:
9781479836338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897780.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The pelvic exam is a fascinating case for understanding medical socialization today, as it involves a two-pronged navigation of feelings. It is about the emotions of physician and patient, but it is ... More


“What Does It Mean to Relax Your Hand?”: Learning to Feel with the Body in the Pelvic Exam

Kelly Underman

in Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479897780
eISBN:
9781479836338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897780.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Insofar as GTAs train medical students to become attuned to the sensations in their own bodies in order to examine the body of another, this process is particularly interesting in the context of ... More


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