Female docs make $12K less than men

Female physicians are making $12,000 less annually than male physicians, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Health System. The study focused on both male and female high-level academic physicians doing the same type of work. According to the data, male physicians, who worked the same hours and performed similar duties as their female counterparts, wind up earning $350,000 more over a 30-year period.

Although there have been historical disparities in salaries between male and female physicians, medical professionals are disturbed by the continued pay gap between the sexes. Male physicians like Peter Ubel, professor at Duke University in Durham, N.C., said that this inequality has no place in academic medical facilities and that teaching hospitals have a responsibility to remedy the situation. "Academic medical centers should work to pay more fairly," Ubel told CBC News. --Read the full article from FiercePracticeManagement