First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Alana DolcemascoloFollow

Mentor/s

Mark Jareb, Amanda Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Abstract

Health care professions are constantly changing and evolving to create the most efficient medical administration possible in the United States. There has been a lack of medical doctors (MDs) since the 1960s, therefore, the community established the addition of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs). Both of these professions require additional schooling but in comparison to medical school, it is not as long or expensive. These professionals have similar privileges in health care settings and often treat patients in the same way. The prevalence of stereotypes can influence the perception of these jobs. Historically, there have been more males practicing medicine as a MD than females. Currently, there is a dramatic shift towards the professions of a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and a medical doctor becoming mostly a female dominated profession. In addition, there are still discrepancies between the salaries of males and females in all professions analyzed. It is worth noting that there is a significant gender pay gap within the medical professions. Nurse Practitioners and Physician assistants are in high demand because according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) there will be a shortage of approximately 139,000 physicians by 2033. There has been a dramatic shift of gender in the medical professions of a Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Practitioner (NP), and Medical Doctor (MD) throughout the past years from male dominated to a more female dominated.

College and Major available

Biology

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN300, Amanda Moras& Mark Jareb

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Alana Dolcemascolo Biology Major, Chemistry and Honors Minor

Graduatation- Dec.2021

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

The Role of Gender in Medical Professionals: Analysis of Nurse Practitioners (NP), Physician Assistant (PA), and Medical Doctor (MD)

Digital Commons

Abstract

Health care professions are constantly changing and evolving to create the most efficient medical administration possible in the United States. There has been a lack of medical doctors (MDs) since the 1960s, therefore, the community established the addition of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs). Both of these professions require additional schooling but in comparison to medical school, it is not as long or expensive. These professionals have similar privileges in health care settings and often treat patients in the same way. The prevalence of stereotypes can influence the perception of these jobs. Historically, there have been more males practicing medicine as a MD than females. Currently, there is a dramatic shift towards the professions of a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and a medical doctor becoming mostly a female dominated profession. In addition, there are still discrepancies between the salaries of males and females in all professions analyzed. It is worth noting that there is a significant gender pay gap within the medical professions. Nurse Practitioners and Physician assistants are in high demand because according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) there will be a shortage of approximately 139,000 physicians by 2033. There has been a dramatic shift of gender in the medical professions of a Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Practitioner (NP), and Medical Doctor (MD) throughout the past years from male dominated to a more female dominated.

 

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