Women have been enrolling in medical schools in increasing numbers in the last few decades, reaching 50.7% of matriculants in 2017.1 Of 25 749 internal medicine residents in 2017, 42.4% were women.2 We examined changes in the internal medicine subspecialty choices of women and men from 1991 to 2016.
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Stone AT, Carlson KM, Douglas PS, Morris KL, Walsh MN. Assessment of Subspecialty Choices of Men and Women in Internal Medicine From 1991 to 2016. JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(1):140–141. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.3833
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