Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Head To Head

Are there too many female medical graduates? No

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 03 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:749

Rapid Response:

Another Crisis!

This sounds like the concerns raised when it began to appear that boys were more intelligent than girls. As long as the intellectual superiority of boys was taken as read, there wasn't a problem. As soon as it seemed that this was reversed, an educational panic ensued. As long as the medical profession is dominated in numbers and in hierarchical superiority by men, everything is fine. If it seems that women might be taking over in numbers (though not yet in terms of professional status), it becomes a crisis.

Competing interests: None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

09 April 2008
Nancy Blake
Private UKCP Accredited Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist
64 Ella Street, Hull, HU5 3AY