New Study Finds Women Doctors Less Likely To Become Full Professors

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Nearly half of all new doctors in the U.S. are women. But, according to a new study, the proportion of women who are full professors at medical schools hasn't budged in nearly 30 years. The study was published Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association.


Anupam Jena, associate professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and an internist at Mass General Hospital.


Reuters: Women Lag Men In Medical Research Funds And Faculty Posts

  • "Even though women now make up half of all U.S. medical school graduates, they remain much less likely than men to get research funding or become professors in medicine, two studies suggest."

This segment aired on September 15, 2015.


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