I'm not a medical professional but I worked in hospital administration for 20 years,working shoulder to shoulder with physicians and nurses during most of that time.There's no way on God's green earth that one can master most of medicine's disciplines without laying hands upon patients.Regarding females,two that come quickly to my mind are OB/GYN and Pediatrics.I'll wager my last dollar that privately,at least,there's not a single faculty member of a single US medical school that would support giving any student a pass on this subject.Of course political correctness may well force the AMA to draw up some sort of exemption before long.In fact,knowing academic medicine as I do (the hospital where I worked is very famous and is affiliated with a very famous medical school) I can guarantee that it will happen eventually.
I didn’t say anything about mastering all areas, I suggested a measure of competence. In an emergency. A psychiatrist better know how to set a broken bone or deliver a baby even if it’s not her area of expertise.
You know, a bit more happiness is available to people who dont try to take every word literally and pounce on a generalization.