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August 4, 2020
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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