Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Women Lead Way in Becoming Doctors

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Women Lead Way in Becoming Doctors

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Byline: Kathy Sundstrom Kathy.Sundstrom@scnews.com.au

THE person behind the surgical mask about to slice their scalpel into a body part was almost guaranteed to have been a bloke a decade ago.

Now, chances are you could be dealing with the fairer sex.

A new report by Health Workforce Australia has revealed an increasing participation of women in the medical workforce over the decade to 2009.

The report, Doctors in Focus, shows women comprised 29% of the doctors in 1999, compared with 36% in 2009.

The trend is growing. The figures show the participation of women is still increasing at a greater rate than men.

Women counted for 47% of hospital non-specialists, but were least represented among specialists, accounting for about 25%.

The national trend is clearly being adopted on a local level with female staff upping the ante in the Sunshine Coast Health Service District.

District executive director medical services Piotr Swierkowski said the district employed 193 female medical staff, comprising 36% of all medical staff. …

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