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That the numbers of women in the medical profession have increased dramatically in recent decades is indisputable fact. What continues to stimulate debate is the impact of this change on our patients, on the practice of medicine, and on the women and men becoming doctors in this new environment. Do women bring uniquely feminine traits of empathy, communication skills, and patience to the practice of medicine, or are these claims merely justifications for the clustering of women physicians in relatively low-paying, salaried, primary care positions? Does the willingness of women doctors to work fewer hours in order to have time
Stress and Women Physicians. Ann Intern Med. ;114:523. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-6-523_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(6):523.
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