Gender Issues in Surgical Training: From Minority to Mainstream

Borman, Karen R.
February 2007
American Surgeon;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p161
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the gap between female medical students and resident numbers in surgical training in the U.S. Women comprised 47% of medical graduates in 2004 but remained a minority group. 95% of female students reject surgery as a specialty choice before going in a medical school with only 6% choosing a surgical residency. Work hours and personal finances are among the reasons for the resignation of women residents.


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