Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Feminization of Medicine

[Hat tip, Sean Philpott] From the Boston Globe, an article about the changing face and character of medicine:

Over the last quarter-century, women have entered the field of medicine in unprecedented numbers, changing not only its face but its character...

Nearly half of medical school students nationwide are now female, and as they enter the profession, they are making patient care friendlier and therefore may be less likely to get sued than male physicians. Women physicians also are more likely to serve minority, urban, and poor populations and are twice as likely to go into primary care....The implications for the physician workforce are significant. .. To read on, click here.

(Boston University Alumni Medical Library photo)

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