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More Licensed Physicians and More Women in Medicine According to State Medical Board

Despite an ever growing physician shortage, a report published by the Federation of State Medical Boards has found that the number of licensed physicians is increasing.  According to that report, the number of licensed physicians increased by 12% over the past six years.  Despite that number, there are still thousands of unfilled doctor jobs in the US and that number of unfilled positions is only expected to grow.  However, there’s one group that’s working towards defeating the physician shortage.  That group is women.

Women in Medicine on The Rise

It’s important to note, however, though the number of licensed physicians has increased by 12% the population has also increased.  On the bright side, the US population is growing slower than it ever has.  Of course, there’s one major component that’s leading to physician shortage and that’s an aging population.  As previously mentioned, there’s one demographic that’s working to change that and that’s women.

Women now account for roughly 1/3 of all licensed physicians in the United States and that number is only growing.  Approximately 49% of all medical school students are women.  There is something to note about this.  Though women are making strides in medicine, they don’t work as much and they don’t make as much.

According to a 2017 report, female physicians in the US make 14% less than male physicians.  That comes from the average annual salary of primary care physicians.  The numbers are roughly the same for specialists.

Even more shocking is that black women make even less than white women while both groups make less than both white and black men.  This is especially interesting to note because even though there are more and more women in medicine, they are still being paid less and that’s a trend that’s not changing much.

Apple Reveals iOS 11 at its WWDC, New Hardware

Apple held its annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) yesterday in San Jose, California.  Though the iPhone 8 didn’t make an appearance, the event and the subsequent announcements of new hardware and software blew up on Facebook and Twitter.  This year’s WWDC introduced developers and consumers to Apple’s take on the smart speaker and virtual/augmented reality.  Overall, the event had somewhat of a “catch-up” vibe as most of Apple’s cutting-edge announcements were carbon copies of announcements made by Google, Samsung, and Amazon.  Still, Apple’s high-quality and beautifully crafted hardware and software are hard to beat and this year’s WWDC only confirmed this.

Among the various hardware and software unveilings and reveals was iOS 11.  iOS 11, Apple’s mobile operating system will be available to consumers later this year and follows the popular iOS 10 update.  There’s a lot to love, however, some feature like always, are completely useless.  Additionally, Apple unveiled it’s new iPad Pro lineup, new Apple Watches, and a $5,000 iMac Pro.  Here are a few highlights worth noting.

iOS 11 Unpacked

  • What is it: Apple’s newest successor to their mobile operating system.  iOS 11 will replace iOS 10.  iOS 10 received overwhelmingly popular feedback from consumers.
  • When will it be released: According to Apple, “this fall.”

iOS 11 is slated to bring a variety of new features to Apple’s mobile platforms.  One major update will come to Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant.  The voice assistant will receive a new voice and be able to do more than with previous versions of the program.  Additionally, new professional features will be added to the camera application.  Augmented reality (AR) functionality will also be added.  To top off the update, a new app store will be available.