Graduate entry to medical school will solve the gender bias, but if the government does not wish to address this, then they need to train far more doctors, and allow for the 20% net loss from Wales and the rural areas. Ambitious and successful graduates often choose to work in cities.
‘Young men will give a full career of medical service and provide society with much better value for the money spent on medical training’
Female junior doctors have reacted with fury to a letter by a retired LSE academic which suggested fewer women should be “allowed” to become doctors.
In a letter to the Times, Emeritus reader in economics at LSE, Dr Roger Alford, questioned the wisdom of employing women as doctors because they are “likely in due course to move to part-time appointments”.
Responding to an editorial by the newspaper which called for the Government to allow universities to train more doctors, he wrote: “I understand that there is now a very high proportion of women students in our medical schools, and that many women doctors are likely in due course to move to part-time appointments.
“Given that the role of medical schools must be to deliver the full-time frontline doctors that we need, surely the number of young women allowed to begin training should be considerably limited to allow in more young men who will give a full career of medical service and provide society with much better value for the money spent on medical training.”