Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 15-2

Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 15-2 - Sociology of...

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Sociology of Medicine and Health – Class 15 - Physicians I. Public gives physicians a “labor market shelter” – they are not subjected to the same accountability as other occupations A. In return for assumed high quality care, doctors are given a monopoly over medicine B. Doctors are not “held accountable” for the results of their work II. Social Profile A. Physicians tend to be urban, white, male, upper-middle class i. But that is changing, now around 50/50 male female in med school, and more diverse B. High Status i. Prestige occupation, parents tend to be also high status C. High Income i. Average salary for doctors a. Highest is radiation oncology based on Gross salary – high tech specialty b. Lowest is family medicine – low tech specialty ii. Data from NY Times a. Note: Physicians have expenses like mall practices, insurances, staff and office expenses that are not reflected in these data III. Medical Training A. Competitive entry into medical school i. 1/9 get accepted
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Hanssell during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 15-2 - Sociology of...

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