Posts Tagged ‘Equality’

US study highlights earnings gap among black and white physicians and between genders

White male physicians in the United States earn substantially more than black male physicians, even after accounting for factors such as medical specialty,...

“Medicine less of a self-selected elitist profession”

Today, I want to talk about fiscal drag. No, don’t stop reading. There was an article in The Times a couple of weeks ago about the higher tax-rate thresh...

Role of opportunity and choice in equality

Recently I filled in an application form and within the demographics there was a question to state one’s gender. There were four options. I chose the fou...

Aptitude test is fairer for med school selection

Medical schools that use the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) as part of their admissions process reduce the relative disadvantage faced by certain socioe...

Female docs have made giant leaps for womankind

In the UK, women doctors are set to outnumber their male counterparts by 2017. Some have dubbed the rise “bad for medicine” but an editorial in BMJ St...

Academic performance varies by ethnicity

UK trained doctors and medical students from minority ethnic groups tend to underperform academically compared with their white counterparts, research reve...

Female doctors facing maternity leave pressure

Female doctors are being pressurised into cutting their maternity leaves short and prevented from working part-time when they return, the president of the ...

Consultant “didn’t break data protection rules”

A senior diabetes consultant who was sacked for gross misconduct after faxing patient records from her hospital to a community clinic has been exonerated b...

Medical students burdened by 23 grand of debt

Many families have to find over £3,000 a year to fund their children through medical school, a report reveals. The BMA research says that two thirds of m...

New aptitude test for medical school shows bias

A new aptitude test, aimed at increasing diversity and fairness in selecting school leaver applicants for medical school, still has inherent gender and soc...

New plan to improve access to the profession

Labour claims a new plan to promote social mobility will, for the first time, open up the medical profession to people from less privileged backgrounds. ...