Symposium Celebrating Women Surgeons Around the World

Roman, Sanziana and Jimenez, Maria and Odubu, Fualal and Chereau, Nathalie and Henne-Bruns, Doris and Yip, Cheng Har and Howle, Julie and Patti, Marco Giuseppe (2018) Symposium Celebrating Women Surgeons Around the World. World Journal of Surgery, 42 (12). pp. 3825-3840. ISSN 0364-2313

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Introduction We must thank Dr. Sanziana Roman for organizing this symposium about women in surgery. Powerful testimonials from women surgeons, from Europe to the United States, from Africa to Australia and Asia. Each of them is different, as it reflects the culture of the place where their career took place. However, they all have in common the struggle to establish themselves in the surgical profession, traditionally a male-dominated field. Over the last two decades, the situation has clearly improved. Today in most medical schools about 50% of the students are women, and a similar percentage is present in many surgical residency programs. Twenty-one Departments of Surgery in the United States are led by women, a major change as compared to only 5 years ago. Much more must be done to establish a work environment where women are as welcomed and respected as men; where they are accepted as surgeons, and not as women surgeons, treasuring the contribution they can give. We do hope that...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women Surgeons; World
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 06:02
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 06:02

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