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Should female doctors get paid less than male ones?

by | 18th, September 2012

SHOULD  female doctors get paid less than male ones? No, this isn;’t some tired variation on the standard patriarchal nonsense. It’s actually quite an important question. You see, many female doctors, many more than male, go part time for some portion of their career. This has possible implications for how they should be paid . Dr Andrew Goddard, the Royal College of Physicians’ director of medical workforce, said:

“We know that 38 per cent of female consultants work part-time compared to 5 per cent of male consultant physicians.

The numbers for GPS are even higher.

Now, a doctor who works part time only gets part time wages. That’s just fine, no worries there. However, there’s something else in here. Which is what it costs to train a doctor. Around and about £250,000 last time I saw. This is paid by the NHS which does the actual training.

Doctors tend not to be qualified until they’re about 30, often retire at about 60, so that £250k cost gets spread over a working life of 30 years. But what if that working life is in fact 15 years full time and 15

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