Something very interesting is happening in medicine. It’s happening slowly, quietly, and steadily, with no help from affirmative action programs.At the beginning of the 20th century about 5 percent of the doctors in the United States were women. In 1970, it was still only 7 percent. By 1998, 23 percent of all doctors were women, and today, women make up more than 50 percent of the medical student population. In 1968 only 1.2% of practicing dentists were women. By 2003, 17% of dentists were women, and 35% of dentists in new active private practice were female.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Updated 3/2017-- photos and links removed as many are no longer active
Harriet Hall from the Science-Based Medicine blog wrote a piece on "Women in Medicine" recently. It is interesting reading, as I hope her book will be. I've ordered my copy.