Too many women in medicine?

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Too many women in medicine?
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 2:45pm
Have you heard or seen the hullabaloo around this one? There was an op-Ed in the nytimes last week where a doctor wrote about too many women go through medical training only to opt out of the profession or go parttime. I first listened to the story on npr
http://onpoint.wbur.org/2011/06/16/should-doctors-work-more


In her New York Times opinion-editorial
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 2:57pm
Not directly medically related but I worked PT from when ds was born til when he was 12, then went back FT. And note that the PT work wasn't the same level as the FT work, at least for a while. I'd recommend that to the women who want to have careers, but also warn them then that they won't have the same progression as the FT people so don't be upset about that! But I'd do it that way again as it seemed to be a good balance for me in a technical field.

Sue
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 6:14pm

Maybe we wouldn't have such a physician shortage if we didn't expect them to routinely work 80 hour weeks, and in small communities didn't expect them to be on call 24/7.

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 6:32pm

I am offended, insulted, and enraged at this op-ed.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 6:56pm

Let me stand up & applaud you for this one sabrtooth.

I also think this doctor is illogical.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 11:11pm

LOL Sabr, I should have waited to post until you came up with your statistics - which I'm not that great with and never have been!

You know, I remember sitting at our nursing station talking with one of the physicians

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 3:25pm

Dr. Siebert is probably one of those staunch right-wingers who does not want any gov't intrusion in her life; but she has no problem telling females that they should consider another career if they don't want to work full-time all their lives.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 5:48pm

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Sat, 06-25-2011 - 11:27am

Sabrtooth, that was excellent.