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Women Doctors in Leadership Positions a Rarity in Germany

October 29, 2013
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Two thirds of medical students are women. But there are very few female doctors in leadership positions. Just ten percent make it to the top of their profession. Chief physician Doris Henne-Bruns says that should be changed. Report by Anja Kimmig.

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