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Irish women graduates shun general practice

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7289.756/e (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:756
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The latest survey of general medical practice in the Republic of Ireland shows a fall in the number of younger doctors in general practice and a smaller percentage of women GPs than expected.

    The survey—of 1629 family doctors—was conducted in 2000 by the joint directors of information technology training of the Irish College of General Practitioners. It found that, compared with 1996, the proportion of younger GPs (aged 26-35) had dropped from 17% to 14%, and the proportion of those aged 46–55 …

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