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Article

Publication Date

23-8-2017

Keywords

Pregnancy, Surgeon, Opinions, Evidence, Female Graduates.

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Abstract

The number of female medical graduates is increasing, with women accounting for greater than 50% of the medicalworkforce younger than 35 years of age inmany countries, including the United States. This has translated into increasing numbers of female surgical trainees across theworld, yet thenumbersof femalestaff surgeonsare proportionately lower.Agendergapcontinues to exist inmany subspecialties of surgery, often considered a professionmoresuitable tomenbecause ofphysically demandingworking conditions and long hours not always conducivetofamily life.Manystudies cite this perceived conflict as the principal reason a career in surgery is avoidedby female graduates.At a timewhensurgery is faced with recruitment challenges globally,1 addressing factors that make surgery less appealing is critical if surgery is to continue to attract the best physicians, irrespective of sex.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery

Citation

Rogers AC, McNamara DA. Pregnancy and the Surgeon-Too Many Opinions, Too Little Evidence. JAMA Surg. 2017 Aug 23.

PubMed ID

28832859

DOI Link

10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2892

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