Career Focus


BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:S3b-7052

Two thirds of women doctors prefer careers outside general practice according to a study carried out by Oxford University's Medical Careers Research Group. In the 1993 preregistration year 34% of women listed general practice as their first preference - almost 20% fewer than in 1983. The group believes that one reason might be the proposals in the Calman report, which recommended easier and faster career progress for hospital doctors. This may have proved attractive to many women who previously would have rejected working in hospitals.

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