exam 2 (4) - Sociology lec 5 Monday, October 29, 2007...

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Sociology lec 5 Monday, October 29, 2007 Missed 17 I. A social profile a. Physicians tend to be urban, white, male, upper-middle class i. Bu that’s chaning b. high status. Only supreme court justice have higher status. Income always increasing but doesn’t take into account malpractice, office expenses… Cardiovascular surgery – highest median income Family practice – lowest median income 3 generalizations: 1) Higher paid specialties are higher tech specialties (ie surgery, radiology) lower paid are talking (peds, psychiatry) 2) gender – higher tech/paid – more men lower paid/lower tech – more women part discrimination, part female choice ones at top – more training reqed. More super specialized ones at bottom – less training reqed. Less specialized II. Medical training A. Competitive entry into med school Admissions criteria varies from yr to yr based on the current supply and demand of docs B. Formal education Inorganic and organic chem. 4 yrs in med school
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