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August 2020
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Sep;146(3):698-707. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007090. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Previous studies have provided recommendations for increasing female leadership in academic plastic surgery. This study quantifies the extent to which these recommendations have been met in plastic surgery residency programs and identifies remaining institutional barriers to the advancement of women in academic plastic surgery. METHODS: An...
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Iowa Orthop J. 2020;40(1):1-4. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: 15% of orthopedic surgery trainees in 2018-2019 in ACGME accredited programs are female, which lags behind all other specialties. METHODS: The bottleneck for achieving gender diversity in orthopedic surgery is that female medical students do not choose orthopedic surgery as a career. In 2018-2019, twelve ACGME accredited programs had...
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Iowa Orthop J. 2020;40(1):13-17. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Female orthopedic surgeons have different life choices, experiences, and influences that may alter their decisions when choosing a fellowship. There is no data that describes why women choose their specialty and if it is related to their mentorship, athletic background, family, family planning, physical attributes needed, location, practice setting,...
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