In 2009, almost half (3,967 or 48.1%) of all advanced vocational trainees were female (Table 4.7). The number of female advanced vocational trainees within each specialty ranged from 13 in medical administration to 1,472 in general practice. Specialties with the highest proportion of females included obstetrics and gynaecology (67.9%), pathology (64.5%), and general practice (63.8%).
Training programs with a comparatively low proportion of females included medical administration (14.1%), surgery (23.1%) and intensive care (24.3%).
Table 4.7: Female advanced vocational trainees by medical specialty and state/territory, 2009
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||44||25||9||5||4||0||0||2||89|
|Occupational and Environmental medicine||4||4||2||2||1||0||0||1||14|
|Public health medicine||12||5||3||0||6||0||4||6||36|
(a) These figures include trainees within the joint RACP and RCPA program and conditional advanced trainees.
(b) Total includes 12 trainees working overseas.
(c) ACT trainees are included in the NSW total.
(d) If registrars transfer between states/territories part-way through the year they will be counted against each state tally but only once in the total.
(e) Data for SET trainees only. No data available for BST, which is no longer accepting new applicants.
(f) RACS does not differentiate between basic and advanced surgical trainees as the surgical program is an integrated program (SET).
Source: Medical colleges and GPET