Surgical Education: Disparities in Education May Impact the Quality and Likelihood of Completion of Training

Asya Ofshteyn, Emily Steinhagen

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Abstract

Female surgical trainees experience bias that begins at the preclinical stages of medical school, extending into their surgery clerkships, and then into their residency training. There are important implications in terms of training opportunities and career advancement, mentorship, sponsorship, and ultimately burnout. Childbearing and lactation also impact the experiences and perceptions of female trainees who have children. There are limited interventions that have improved the experience of women in surgical training. Mentorship appears to play an important role in ameliorating some of the negative consequences of the training environment and improving outcomes for women surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • gender disparities
  • pregnancy and childbearing in residency
  • surgical education

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