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Women doctors believe medicine is male dominated

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7100.75k (Published 12 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:75
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Gwent

    Women doctors believe that medicine is still a male dominated profession in which they have to work harder to compete, have less status, get passed over for promotion, and find it difficult to get a GP partnership, according to new research.

    At the same time male doctors see themselves as having to deal with the worst and the most aggressive patients, being required to cover for female partners, and being forced to take on organisational roles and “carry the can.”

    A survey of nearly 1000 GPs and consultants also comes to the …

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