More and more women doctors are cutting work hours or leaving the medical profession altogether to spend time with their families, findings show.
Researchers found 40 percent of female physicians either reduced their hours to part-time or quit working, according to a study published Friday in JAMA Network Open. Experts worry this exodus could add to the growing doctor shortage in the United States.
The next part is both predictable and funny.
The researchers asked 167 male and 177 female doctors about their preferences to work either part-time or full-time. Then they produced word clouds from those answers.
The typical words that jumped out for men were "need money," "loan" and "financial."
By contrast, the terms that stood out for women were "childcare responsibilities," "balancing work" and "family and children".
Instead of attracting more men to the field, the authors offer their vapid prescriptions which won't solve the problem.