Medscape May 25, 2023
Jennifer Nelson

Women physicians make about 77 cents on the dollar compared with their male colleagues, which translates to between $0.9 million and $2.5 million in lost career earnings over their lifetime.

Worse, women in primary care earn 19% less than their male colleagues (down from 25%), per the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2023. In fact, women in primary care make the least of all physicians, despite the fact that some studies show that they often outperform male doctors across several metrics.

“Early on there was this cultural narrative that there is no gender pay gap; it’s just that women work part-time,” said Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, chief faculty development officer, associate dean for faculty affairs, and professor of medicine and obstetrics...

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