PMID: 470649Jul 1, 1979Paper

The careers of women graduates from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, 1961--72

Medical Education
H E Shaw

Abstract

The careers of women doctors who qualified from St Mary's Hospital Medical School between 1961 and 1972 inclusive have been studied. Thirty-eight per cent were in full-time work, 47% were working part-time, and 15% were not practising medicine at the time of the survey. Those working full-time were predominantly single women and married women with no children. With the birth of children most women stopped working for a time, and 38% of those whose children were all under school age were not working. However, 90% returned to medicine, usually to part-time jobs that were compatible with family responsibilities. Eighty-six per cent of the respondents held one or more postgraduate qualifications. More of those with higher qualifications were in full-time work than was the case for women with a basic medical degree only, and fewer were not practising medicine. An equal proportion of single and married women intended to make their career in general practice. Fewer married women than single women chose a hospital career, because the possibilities of part-time work in this field were seen as limited.

References

Nov 21, 1974·The New England Journal of Medicine
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Sep 1, 1971·British Journal of Medical Education·L A Aird, P H Silver
Aug 1, 1966·The American Journal of Cardiology·E Rapaport
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Citations

Apr 9, 2009·Zeitschrift für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie·Edgar Voltmer, Claudia Spahn
May 12, 2015·Anaesthesia·M Jones
Jul 27, 2000·Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine·M E McGraw

Related Concepts

Career Choice
Decision Making, Shared
Generations
Polygyny
Physicians, Women

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