Female physicians are increasingly common in many countries in the world, and this trend of more female physicians is now also true in the United States, although this has occurred more slowly in the United States than in many European countries. Over the past 30 years, both in the United States and in Europe, women have been entering medical schools in much greater numbers. This is a positive trend for many women, in terms of greater equity in professional attainments and in terms of income, since physicians are among the best paid professionals in the United States. This is even truer for women, and among high-earning American women, about one in 10 is a physician.

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