Women Have Made Huge Strides in Medical Training

In the middle of the twentieth century, women were about 10 percent of all graduates of U.S. medical schools. Progress toward gender equality was slow. By 1990, men still made up two thirds of all medical school graduates. But over the past 20 years women have made tremendous strides. Today, the gender gap has almost been eliminated. In 2009, 7,823 women earned medical degrees compared to 8,164 men.


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