Tue June 21, 2011

After Earning MDs, Are Docs Obligated To Keep Practicing Med?

In this week's parenting conversation, host Michel Martin looks at the debate over the growing number of doctors — mostly women — who work part-time or stop practicing medicine after earning their degrees. Martin speaks with Dr. Karen Sibert, an anesthesiologist and a mom, who recently wrote an op-ed arguing that doctors should prioritize medicine once they have their degrees; Dr. Michelle Au, author of This Won't Hurt a Bit (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood; Medical journalist Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein; and Dr. Laura Ment, Dean of Admissions at Yale School of Medicine.