…new M.D.s per senior fell by about a third over the last three decades.
Much as I sometimes mistrust doctors, that is not good news. And I find it sad how infrequently this number is discussed. There is more from Bryan Caplan here. And get this:
New male M.D.s per person are down by over 45%.
That is a sign of rising female prominence when it comes to educational success, but there is no good reason why the flow of male doctors should be falling so rapidly; it’s not as if men suddenly have lost the ability to doctor.