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http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2005-03-02-doctor-shortage_x.htm

Particularly interesting is the "Controlling the supply" section. Women doctors work 25% less than men do and are half of the new doctors. We should really limit women to ~35% or so of medical school classes if this is the case. There is no point in training people who aren't going to work as much as other applicants. What do you guys think?
 

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its de ja vu all over again...
 

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shoot i forgot what the name of that other poster was who just went on spewing about women. sometimes i really wonder if its all the sameperson: premed machine, chyme, dr. eugenics,
 

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anxious_premed said:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2005-03-02-doctor-shortage_x.htm

Particularly interesting is the "Controlling the supply" section. Women doctors work 25% less than men do and are half of the new doctors. We should really limit women to ~35% or so of medical school classes if this is the case. There is no point in training people who aren't going to work as much as other applicants. What do you guys think?
Wow, what a terrible thing to say. I understand the statistics, but your whole argument is horribly sexist. We cannot limit the number of women entering medical school for any reason. They make great doctors, the more the better. Even if they decide to dedicate some of their time to other things, which are equally important, like Mothering their children, or any other reason that might take then away from medicine. No point? Phhh...
 

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braluk said:
shoot i forgot what the name of that other poster was who just went on spewing about women. sometimes i really wonder if its all the sameperson: premed machine, chyme, dr. eugenics,
Twas lurker884, and his second account, lurker8884. That got really interesting.

OP, the article also says that physicians 55 and older work 15% less than younger physicians... what do you propose to do about that?

EDIT: I meant younger, not regular, but I think everyone got the gist anyway...
 

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anxious_premed said:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2005-03-02-doctor-shortage_x.htm

Particularly interesting is the "Controlling the supply" section. Women doctors work 25% less than men do and are half of the new doctors. We should really limit women to ~35% or so of medical school classes if this is the case. There is no point in training people who aren't going to work as much as other applicants. What do you guys think?
This was a much more interesting article when most of us saw it on SDN over a year ago.
 

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and once youre in medical school, is there any economic reason why you should keep supporting your assertion? If you want to, you could work even more hours and make more money since the demand would be there.
 

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mvenus929 said:
OP, the article also says that physicians 55 and older work 15% less than regular physicians... what do you propose to do about that?
Oh that's awful...it's definitely contributing to the physician shortage...medical schools should stop admitting students who are going to one day become 55-year-olds, they are taking spots away from the rest of us!

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mvenus929 said:
OP, the article also says that physicians 55 and older work 15% less than regular physicians... what do you propose to do about that?
Euthanize them of course. They are like old work horses...they need to go out to pasture. :rolleyes:
 

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mvenus929 said:
OP, the article also says that physicians 55 and older work 15% less than regular physicians... what do you propose to do about that?
install little chips in each doc's hand a la Logan's Run
 

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braluk said:
shoot i forgot what the name of that other poster was who just went on spewing about women. sometimes i really wonder if its all the sameperson: premed machine, chyme, dr. eugenics,
Hey is that a real picture in your avater?


If so, how the? :scared: why :scared: ? wtf
 
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