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New male doctors earned 17% more than female doctors in US in 2008

“Many of these young women don’t know that gender discrimination exists. They are lulled into thinking that they are getting flexibility [in hours and working conditions]. Thus they might consciously or otherwise accept a lower salary,” said Linda Brodsky, MD. Dr. Brodsky said that many young women are not good negotiators and that when they do act tough in negotiations this creates a “dissonance to the people who are hiring them,” as they are not then fulfilling the stereotype of a caring provider. The association is creating a web based program to help its members become better at negotiating.

 

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