Physician reentry into clinical practice can be defined as returning to professional activity/clinical practice for which one has been trained, certified or licensed after an extended period. This is an issue that cuts across genders and specialties. However, anecdotal evidence indicates that reentry into the workforce will affect women more often than men. Although there is paucity of data on this complex topic, many agree that it is an issue that is gaining prominence.
The American Medical Association Division of Graduate Medical Education has made available information on physician reentry including a table describing reentry regulations for each state from its publication, State Medical Licensure Requirements and Statistics, 2010.
You can learn more about physician reentry by visiting: http://www.physicianreentry.org/