Effects of gender bias, stereotypes in surgical training

May 20, 2020

What The Study Did: This randomized clinical trial investigated the association between pro-male gender bias and negative stereotypes against women during surgical residency on surgical skills and proactive career development of residents in general surgery training programs. Factors contributing to the underrepresentation of women in surgery aren't completely understood.

Authors: Sara P. Myers, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1127)

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