Primary care especially unrewarding for women doctors
A new study shows most women primary-care doctors would almost certainly have been better off financially had they become physician assistants instead. The research, conducted by two Yale economists and published this month in the Journal of Human Capital, factored in the economic and time costs of completing medical school and residency training versus a typical two-year physician assistant program, the existing gender gap in post-degree earnings, and the tendency for women doctors to reduce work hours when they have children.
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