Gender and diversity considerations in surgical training

Barbara L. Bass, Lena M. Napolitano

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In this article, we consider the current status of women in surgical training. We review the current distribution of women in surgical training programs. We consider some of the factors in medical school that may influence medical student perceptions of surgical careers. We identify the special circumstances women may face during their training. We propose some measures that may enhance the value of a surgical career for women, and in so doing, likely improve the quality of surgical training for all prospective surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1537-1555
Number of pages19
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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