Women MDs Lose Ground in Starting Salaries

Among new physicians entering the work force, women earned almost $17,000 a year less than their male counterparts -- almost regardless of which specialty they picked -- according to an analysis of starting salaries over a 10-year period. In fact, the analysis of starting salaries for more than 8,000 physicians found that the pay gap between men and women increased almost fivefold -- from $3,600 in 1999 to $16,819 in 2008. The disparity could not be explained by the choice of specialty, type...Full Story
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