Valentine fact of the day: one in four female physicians is married to another physician. It’s called “assortive mating,” and Charles Murray noted some time ago that it is one reason why we are “Coming Apart.” Call it “Cupid’s invisible hand.”
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It does not surprise me that 25%of female physicians marry a fellow physician. Assortative mating aside, people tend to marry those they come in contact with. Medical education is rigorous. Medical students rub shoulders with other medical students, but have little time for other socializing. It’s makes sense they would date them as well.
According to an article in BMJ the likelihood of divorce among physicians is about 25%, slightly lower than other health professions and non-health professions. Female physicians have a substantial greater likelihood of divorce than males. Hours worked is highly correlated with divorce. Those women who work >40 hours a week have an increased likelihood of divorce.
Interesting reading: https://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h706