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Doctors Will Be More Diverse In the Future
Pacific Standard

When it comes to diversity among doctors, things are getting better, but there’s still a long way to go.

That’s according to a new analysis published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Among practicing doctors in the United States, fewer than one in three is a woman, while five percent or fewer are black or Hispanic, the analysis finds. But among medical students and doctors in post-graduate training, those numbers creep closer to representative, especially for women. This trend suggests that we’ll see a more diverse doctor workforce in the future, so long as women and underrepresented minorities stay in the profession at the same rates men, whites, and Asians do. Here’s the breakdown: