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Women surgeons face gender discrimination
Yahoo! News

Women surgeons working at university medical centers say they’ve faced more gender discrimination as staff surgeons than they did as medical students or residents, according to a new study in Canada.

But the women surgeons still rated their career satisfaction highly, researchers found.

“As a woman in surgery, and someone interested in gender issues, I don’t find the results of this study are surprising, but perhaps disappointing,” said lead author Dr. Natashia M. Seemann of the University of Toronto. Surgery generally is a challenging career, and so-called academic surgery (i.e., at university hospitals) carries specific pressures and expectations, she told Reuters Health by email.