Women in medicine
Over the past ten years, more females
than males have been entering medical school, and this increase is
filtering through to doctors in training and at consultant level.
These pages aim to give an overview of the issues that are
important to women and medicine and to highlight the information
that is available to support female doctors in their
In 2009 two major studies were published that
looked into the effect of more women entering the medical
workforce. One report was prepared on behalf of the Royal College
of Physicians and the other was a Department of Health Report by
the National Working Group on Women in Medicine. We have a page on
Specialty Choice and Women in Medicine
that summarises the issues coming out of these reports.
We also look at the national trends in terms of gender for
consultants and GPs. N.B. Unfortunately these figures are only
available for England.
In addition this we have links to some
which are hosted on the UCL School of Life and Medical Science
website, as well as a case-study
and information about some
organisations which promote women in medicine.