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Women still a rarity in high-paying surgical specialties
Modern Healthcare

Dr. Sheryl Handler, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital, has faced subtle sexism throughout her 16-year career.

For instance, even though it’s not permitted, Handler recalled being asked during her fellowship interview in the early 2000s if she could handle the workload because she had a 3-year-old child.

Additionally, during residency training, she remembered she took heat from a male colleague who took extra on-call shifts while she was away on maternity leave. Handler said she had taken extra shifts before her leave to make up for her time away.