Why do so few women enter the surgical arm of the medical profession?

ImageInteresting article exploring why so few female medics enter surgical careers. I see much of my personal journey mirrored here…

Whilst we are seeing more women enter surgical faculties, there is no doubt that a large number are put off by the perceived difficulty in gaining a good work/life balance. Surgical training can take many years and even longer to build a reputation, especially in my chosen field – cosmetic plastic surgery.

Surgery is still very much a male dominated area in the UK and women need to be quite tough to succeed.  As this article suggests, maybe an increase in female surgical role models in the medical school environment would help.

It is possible for women to achieve their goals – pursue a career, marry and build a family, it might not easy but it can be done…

http://www.facs.org/fellows_info/bulletin/2012/emamaullee0812.pdf

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About Ms Angelica Kavouni FRCS EBOPRAS

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS On the UK’s specialist register and member of EBOPRAS, Ms Angelica Kavouni is one of the UK's most requested female cosmetic surgeons. A regular TV and print media commentator, Angelica has become known for her minimal scarring facelift and breast surgery. An increasing number of women also seek her for female body contouring of all varieties from straight forward liposculpting to ‘Yummy Mummy’ combination surgery, involving any type of breast enhancement with tummy tuck and/or labiaplasty. Also passionate about non-invasive anti-ageing, Angelica has set up her own in-house medispa (the Kosmesis Skin Clinic) featuring several key aesthetic skincare devices, which compliment her surgical practice. Kosmesis Skin Clinic is a unique skincare destination. Not only a stand-alone non-surgical unit housing state-of-the-art solutions for all skin issues, the Kosmesis Skin Clinic acts as an invaluable adjunct to the surgical facility also based at 129 Harley Street. Our experienced aesthetic nurse practitioners work to Medical Director Ms Angelica Kavouni’s own exact standards, delivering high-end care to all patients. Def: Kos-me-sis…preservation, restoration, or enhancement of natural appearance
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