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Ethics, equity and economics: A primer on women in medicine

 
 
Research Topic: 
Health Economics & Policy
Leadership
 
Personnel: 
Essary, Alison
Coplan, Bettie
 
Citation: 
Essary AC, Coplan BH. Ethics, equity and economics: A primer on women in medicine. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2014;27(5).
Description: 

Women account for more than 70% of physician assistant (PA) students, 62% of practicing PAs, and 57% of faculty in PA programs. About half of all US medical students, 30% of actively practicing physicians, and 37% of faculty at academic medical centers are female. However, women in medicine are paid less than men for equal work effort and achieve fewer leadership positions within academia and medicine. Neglecting the skills and talents of women may lead to a workforce that fails to represent our patient and student populations.

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