Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health

Researchers at the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) analyzed starting salary trends for physicians who completed graduate medical education (GME) training in New York over the past 15 years. Using data drawn from its annual Resident Exit Survey, researchers found that despite the growing percentage of women completing training in the state’s GME programs, pay gaps between newly trained male and female physicians persist and are in fact widening. Findings from this study are detailed in a recent research brief, “Gender Pay Gaps Widen for Newly Trained Physicians.

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Becker’s Hospital Review

For newly trained physicians in New York, the pay gap between men and women is growing, with male physicians making nearly $27,000 more on average in their starting incomes than their female counterparts, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies.

“As has been observed in the general labor workforce, even as women have become a greater proportion of physicians in the workforce, the gender disparity in income has persisted and is growing,” the study authors wrote.

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Healthcare Finance

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.

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Lexington Herald Leader

The oral health of Kentucky’s school children is worsening, even though more of them are covered by dental insurance today than 15 years ago.

A new report was presented Wednesday to the state’s legislature’s Interim Health and Welfare Committee, following on an earlier statewide study conducted in 2001. The report’s authors found that 41 percent of third- and sixth-graders surveyed by a dentist had at least one untreated cavity. In Eastern Kentucky, that figure rose to 53 percent, amounting to about 15,100 children in immediate need of a filling.

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