Why does America still have so few female doctors? | Elisabeth Poorman

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As a culture and a profession, medicine continues to systematically disadvantage women physicians at every stage of their careers

When my friend was in her fourth year of medical school, she and her boyfriend sat down with their dean to discuss their residency applications. They were entering a “couples’ match� where partners rank programs together in order to end up in the same city.

The match is a nerve-racking and opaque process. Both have since gone on to have successful academic medicine careers, but on that day in the dean’s office, they were nervous. My friend asked the dean for reassurance.

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