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Association of Domestic Responsibilities With Career Satisfaction for Physician Mothers in Procedural vs Nonprocedural Fields

Lyu, Heather G.; Davids, Jennifer S.; Scully, Rebecca E.; Melnitchouk, Nelya

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: September 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 9 - p 532–534
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000579684.22523.cb
GYNECOLOGY: ETHICS, MEDICOLEGAL ISSUES, AND PUBLIC POLICY
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(Abstracted from JAMA Surg, doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.0529)

Despite equal enrollment of women in medical schools, they are underrepresented in surgical and procedural specialties. Compared with 33% of men, only 14% of women graduating medical school apply to surgical residencies.

Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (H.G.L., R.E.S., N.M.); Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester (J.S.D.); Center for Surgery and Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (N.M.)

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