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Exploring the Gender and Diversity Gap in Trauma Surgery - #48



In this Careercast, Dr. Salina Wydo interviews Dr. Paula Ferrada on exploring the gender and diversity gap in trauma surgery.  Dr. Ferrada shares her personal experiences, as well as insights and practical advice on improving inclusivity in our community, and encourages individual surgeons to succeed by “[doing] what you want not to spite them, but in spite of them.”

For more information on the topic, please visit the joint AWS/EAST Careercast #45 on the Importance of Mentoring 

Other additional reading:
Abelson JS, Chartrand G, Moo T, et al. The climb to break the glass ceiling in surgery: trends in women progressing from medical school to surgical training and academic leadership from 1994 to 2015. Am J Surg. 2016;212:566-572.

Valsangkar N, Fecher AM, Rozycki G, et al. Understanding the barriers to hiring and promoting women in surgical subspecialties. JACS. 2016;223(2):387-398.

Cochran A, Hauschild T, Elder W, et al. Perceived gender-based barriers to careers in academic surgery. Am J Surg. 2013;206:263-268.

Sexton KW, Hocking KM, Wise et al. Women in academic surgery: the pipeline is busted. Journal of Surgical Education. 2012;69(1):84-90.

Yu PT, Parsa PV, Hassanien O, et al. Minorities struggle to advance in academic medicine: a 12-y review of diversity at the highest levels of America’s teaching institutions. Journal of Surgical Research. 2013;182:212-218

Abelson JS, Symer MM, Yeo HL, et al. Surgical time out: our counts are still short on racial diversity in academic surgery. Am J Surgery. 2018;215:542-548.

ACGME Residents and Fellows by Sex and Specialty, 2015