Gen Y doctors work longest hours

The stereotype of Gen Y GPs rushing to the practice door when the clock strikes five has been challenged by a new report showing young male doctors work longer hours than their older peers.

Throughout most of their career, male doctors work more than 45 hours a week on average, but those aged 20-34 work the longest of all - an average of 50 hours a week.

And while many female doctors work part time, there is a slight trend toward them working increasingly longer hours - from 38 hours a week in 2006 to 39 hours a week in 2010.

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