Lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Evolution of a female surgeon

This is a topic I never thought I would champion – being a female physician. I think gender is only one small part of who we are in the world, but there are some clear themes that come along with being a female physician. Many of these, I’m sure, apply to other physicians who are not phenotypically consistent with their field. So while most of this blog is focused on female docs, I hope that many others can relate to the concepts.

A lot has changed since I started training and social media has been a big driver of this change. It has allowed groups who previously were the minority to reach out to one another and form communities (albeit electronic ones) that plug in like-minded people and allow them to communicate, commiserate, vent, and support one another. I think this is great progress. I was subscribed by a friend to the Facebook…

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