Posts Tagged ‘Equality’

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. ...

Encouragement will widen professional access

There will be many of you who will approach yet another report about equality and widening access to medicine in the same way that I approach the Peter And...

“Only the wealthy can enter the profession”

Medicine continues to be a closed shop to students from low income families, a BMA report finds. The study, called Equality and diversity in UK medical s...

“Male doctors deserve to earn more”

Male doctors should earn more than their female colleagues because they are more productive, claims a prominent health economist. Professor Alan Maynard o...

“Hostile culture” creates gender pay gap

Men are paid over £15,000 more than their female counterparts in medicine in the UK, a report reveals. The research, by the BMA, shows that the gender pa...

Us women have nothing to lose but our guilt

I am sitting in Costa enjoying a quick cappuccino and doing what I do best - feeling guilty. I’m feeling guilty because it’s 4pm on a workday and I’m...

Breaking down the barriers to female medical leadership

A new report, called Women Doctors: Making a Difference, identifies the barriers preventing female doctors from reaching senior positions and sets out how ...

Women need more support to become leaders

The career prospects of women doctors would be significantly improved by better access to part-time training and child care, a report claims. The report, ...

Obama shows the way on equality in medicine

Under-representation of certain societal groups within the medical profession has dominated the headlines in recent weeks. First, a Royal College of Physi...