Is it still more or less challenging for a woman to hold a position so high up as a surgeon or chief of surgery within a hospital?
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In the past, the field of medicine and of surgery was mostly made up of men, but in recent years, these trends have started to change. In recent years, women have a slight majority in medical school classes over men!
Today, there are countless examples of female surgeons doing incredible things in medicine and being trailblazers in their specialties within surgery. If you want to hear interviews with some wonderful women in surgery, follow the WISER podcast at https://wiserpodcast.com/category/podcasts/.
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I am a colon and rectal surgeon in Texas. My residency class was the first all-female general surgery class that Penn State had ever seen. While there are still few women who serve as chief of surgery at their institutions, the times are changing, and women are stepping into those positions. General surgery now accepts about equal numbers of men and women into their residency classes. If you are motivated to be a physician and a surgeon, go for it. The road will be challenging regardless of your gender, but being a woman should never hold you back.