One man, one woman
That seems to be the case in medicine . . . for now. But as Maham Khan points out, within the next six years women will outnumber men in the medical workforce. No longer will there be a 50:50 split, which raises the question: is medicine becoming overfeminised? In 2017 you might see more women in your lecture theatre, but why don’t you see more female consultants walking the wards? Maham demystifies the rumours that medicine is becoming a sexist profession (doi:10.1136/sbmj.d7495).
Many medical students will be making an important decision this time of year. Doing an intercalation—that is, taking one year out of your medical degree to do a further degree, is an option for most second, third, and fourth year UK medical students (albeit mandatory for some). Chris McManus analyses recently published research in his editorial “To BSc or not to BSc … ” (doi:10.1136/sbmj.d7559). Research indicates that