Gender gap in surgery: Can integrated surgical programs increase the number of women in surgery?

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Abstract

Objective: To determine if the creation of integrated surgical programs has increased the recruitment of women into surgical residencies.

Summary Background Data: Historically, there have been disproportionately lower numbers of women entering surgical residency programs compared to the percentage of women physicians. Per the ACGME, in 2017, women comprised 45.8% of all residents in training but just 29.9% of surgical residents. We sought to determine if certain factors, specifically integrated surgical programs, have made an impact on the number of women in surgical specialties.

Methods: Data regarding surgical residents and physicians was extracted from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Data Resource Books and ACGME Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Physician Specialty Data Reports from 2007-2018.

Results: Overall, integrated surgical programs consistently report increased percentages of women compared to non- integrated surgical programs.

Conclusions: The creation of integrated surgical programs has increased and will likely continue to increase the proportion of women in surgical residencies.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 4 Sep 2020
EventOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2020 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, United States
Duration: 27 Feb 202028 Feb 2020

Conference

ConferenceOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2020
CountryUnited States
CityTulsa
Period27/02/2028/02/20

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    Rauh, S., Evans, S., Mettler, K., Simpson, A., Scott, J., Tanghetti, M., Thomas, M., & Vassar, M. (2020). Gender gap in surgery: Can integrated surgical programs increase the number of women in surgery?. Poster session presented at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2020, Tulsa, United States. https://shareok.org/handle/11244/324238