Women and Canada’s doctor shortage

A Canadian emergency physician: “It’s not just women. It’s ALL new doctors. We’re soft. We didn’t train as hard as they did– we didn’t have to live in the hospital, we were allowed to be married. We got days off. We’re paid. Our residency is shorter. We are protected by a union that enforces the rules and keeps us from being used as slave labour. We aren’t willing to be on call. We protect our leisure time with the ferocity of a rabid dog. We don’t want to work more than 60 hours a week. How dare we.”

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