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Student JAMA
February 4, 2004

Career Satisfaction in Female Physicians

JAMA. 2004;291(5):635. doi:10.1001/jama.291.5.635

Studies of career satisfaction in female physicians have yielded mixed results. Although most female physicians indicate that they are generally satisfied with their careers, certain factors that are unique to or that differentially affect female physicians contribute to career stress and dissatisfaction. As the American Medical Association predicts that women will constitute one third of all US physicians by 2010,1 researchers have attempted to identify these stressors.

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