And here we were, thinking that the medical profession had at least some connection to science, perhaps even statistics:
Fewer than 30% of consultant posts in the health service are held by women, even though two-thirds of doctors entering the profession are female.
In a career where it takes 30 years to rise to the top the proportion of women entering the profession now is entirely unrelated to the proportion of women at the top of it now.
The important number is the proportion of women who entered the profession 30 years ago: that will give you the only useful number to compare with the proportion of that cohort who are now at the top of the profession.
Female doctors also earn, in general, 18% less than male doctors.
Yup, because many more female doctors work part time than do male doctors.