From my own informal poll of my classmates, 50% of them would not become a doctor if they knew what they know now. Most women do not even realize the full extent of what they are giving up to achieve their dream. It deals with a woman’s future family — or lack there of. Women would prefer to marry a guy that is more successful, makes more money, has a higher status, is taller, and is better educated. And because a typical medical school class will have more females than males, that means the supply of male doctors are low, which drives up the demand.
(You can read about the price of becoming a doctor here.) But did you know that women pay a higher price than men to become a medical doctor. A female doctor is less likely to marry than the average female. Works for me.) Let’s assume that she can find one of those highly desirable guys.
Why choose her over a younger, hotter, and less-threatening woman?
A female doctor cannot offer: When looking from a guy’s point of view, a female doctor is not exactly the best catch.
So the mating pool for a hypergamous female has shrunken significantly.
She would be competing with many other women for him.
Spending time together can be difficult as doctors schedules are erratic.
Even if the female doctor was willing to forgo hypergamy and marry down, she may have to try very hard to finding someone.
Many guys do not want their girls to make more money than them.