Pay gaps between newly-trained male and female physicians in New York are persisting, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies. What’s worse is that, despite the growing percentage of women completing training in the state’s Graduate Medical Education programs, these pay gaps are actually widening over time.
The number of women completing a GME program in New York has been steadily increasing for a couple of decades. Between 1998 and 2016, the percentage of female GME graduates in the state grew from 36 to 48 percent, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies. Currently, New York trains more than 16,000 physicians, and about 5,000 annually complete a training program in the state.