Study Finds a $17,000 Gender Pay Gap For New Physicians »
We were intrigued by a post over on the WSJ’s The Juggle blog, on the gender pay gap in starting salaries of physicians. When we first saw the headline of this study, published in Health Affairs, “The $16,819 Pay Gap for Newly Trained Physicians: The Unexplained Trend of Men Earning More Than Women,” we assumed it was due to choice of specialties — women have tended to opt for primary-care fields, which offer lower salaries than other specialties.
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By Tim Spagnola
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