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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Physicians Working Part Time

An interesting article in the New York Times today outlines the findings of a survey study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2006, 1 in 4 pediatricians were working part time; 36% of women were working part time and 8% of men. These physicians reported greater levels of satisfaction in their work, personal and family lives than their full time colleagues. With more women entering medical school, part time practice may become commonplace and I believe that more men may join this trend.

On a completely anecdotal level, most of my female physician friends and colleagues who have children, work part time. A career in medicine offers flexible options -- a luxury that most of my friends in business and law do not have.

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