Gender bias in specialty preferences among Danish medical students: a cross-sectional study

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Laura Erna Toftegaard Pedersen, Nanna Hasle Bak Skytte, Agnete Skovlund Dissing, Birgit H Petersson, Nete Dissing

Female medical students tend to prefer person-oriented specialties characterized by close doctor-patient contact and aspects of care. Conversely, male medical students tend to seek towards specialties with elements of autonomy, technology and "action" . Furthermore, female doctors will outnumber male doctors in Denmark by 2017 and this may have implications for the availability of specialized doctors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDanish Medical Bulletin (Online)
Volume58
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)A4304
ISSN1603-9629
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    Research areas

  • Career Choice, Cross-Sectional Studies, Denmark, Female, Humans, Male, Questionnaires, Sex Factors, Sexism, Specialization, Students, Medical

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