Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles analyzed the U.S. UU. Of these, about 3,300 were black doctors and 1,600 were black doctors. In 1900, about 1.3 percent of the U.S.
The study also finds that there continues to be a significant income gap between Caucasian and black male physicians. According to the study authors, this disparity is likely the result of multiple factors, including wage discrimination and unequal access to career opportunities. The study appears in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The proportion of doctors who are black men remains essentially unchanged since 1940, and the increase since then in the proportion of doctors who are black comes from the increase in black women.
John Henry Jordan, Briny's brother, was the first African-American doctor in Coweta County, Georgia. That data set comprised approximately 150,000 doctors (3,300 black doctors and 1,600 black doctors). The research also highlights a significant income gap between black and white male physicians, a disparity that could reflect a combination of wage discrimination and unequal access for doctors to pursue careers in more lucrative specialties, writes Dan Ly, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine. The decline in the proportion of doctors who were black that occurred after 1940 may be the result of the closure of historically black medical schools at the turn of the century.
More than a century later, African-American doctors still face barriers when it comes to educational opportunities and career advancement. The sample included about 150,000 doctors, including about 3,300 black doctors and 1,600 black doctors. One possible cause of these persistent racial income differentials may be that there are fewer black doctors in better-reimbursed specialties. It has increased by only 4 percentage points in the last 120 years, and that the proportion of doctors who are black men remains unchanged since 1940.
Projected estimates of African-American medical graduates from historically black medical schools closed. By 1940, 9.7 percent of the population was African American and 2.8 percent of doctors were black; 2.7 percent were black men and only 0.1 percent were black women. Income differences between black and white doctors were statistically significant each year of the survey, according to Ly. However, UCLA researchers report that the proportion of black doctors in the United States has increased by just four percent during that time.
The proportion of doctors who are black has increased by only 4 percentage points over the course of 120 years.