The $20K-Pay Gap: Female Physicians In Academia Make Significantly Less Than Male Counterparts
The analysis examines data on roughly 10,000 physician faculty members at 24 medical schools, including those of the University of North Carolina and the University of Washington.
The New York Times:
Dr. Paid Less: An Old Title Still Fits Female Physicians
Female physicians at some of the nation’s most prominent public medical schools earn nearly $20,000 less a year on average than their male colleagues, according to an analysis published on Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. Before adjusting for factors that could influence income, the researchers found that the absolute difference between the genders was more than $51,000 a year. (Saint Louis, 7/11)
The Washington Post:
Gender Gap In Medical Schools: Female Doctors Make $20k Less Than Male Doctors
For a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday, Anupam B. Jena obtained salary information for academic physicians at 24 public medical schools through the Freedom of Information Act. ... Jena also found that female physicians were less likely than their male counterparts to be full professors. This was not controlled for age or experience so it could at least partially have to do with the fact that they also tend to be younger and that getting tenure in academia can take a long time. It also could have to do with the fact that the women in the study had fewer total publications and were less likely to have conducted a clinical trial or have funding from the NIH. It could also have to do with the fact that they are more likely to choose different specialties than men. It turns out that women are more likely to be in internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics. (Cha, 7/11)