WOMEN IN MEDICINE - PART ONE: Medicine changing as women make up more of physician workforce
Dr. Sarah Newbery moved to Marathon, Ontario, to work in a group of family doctors in 1996. The group included three women and four men. Until then, there had never been a full-time female doctor in the community. Newbery has since seen the same shift occur in surrounding communities. A decade ago, there was a “frontier mentality” culture in northern medicine — it was a man’s world. Today, says Newbery, in many of the communities around her, more than half of the doctors are women.