The match is a nerve-racking and opaque process. My friend asked the dean for reassurance. But along the way, many women fail to advance and to earn the same recognition and salaries as their male counterparts. Women are told to advocate for themselves, to be better negotiators, and, in private, not have children if they are going to succeed. The medical profession must confront this sexism if we are to address why women have double the rates of burnout as male colleagues, and among the highest levels of suicide in the country, at 2. As a culture and a profession, medicine continues to systematically disadvantage women physicians at every stage of their careers, causing many to leave.
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He is passionate about Women's health issues as well as patient psychology and hopes to pursue research in these areas upon graduation. For details, please refer to http: It is our own flesh and blood, which holds and sustains our being. Our body is our instrument for living.
And, sure, there have been plenty of studies that went way over my head. Researchers publishing JAMA Internal Medicine reported that older adults admitted to the hospital fare better if under the care of a female physician rather than a male physician. More specifically, the patients in this study were less likely to end up back in the hospital, or die, in the 30 days after discharge if cared for by female physicians than similar patients cared for by male physicians. The study was large. When comparing care provided by male to female internists, the results clearly demonstrated small differences that consistently favored the female physicians: