Women In Surgery: Maintaining a Positive Attitude

This SurgeonMasters Live Group Call touched on the tough subject of being a female in the surgical world, specifically, the often overlooked challenge of trying to play mother, daughter, spouse, sister, friend, and surgical leader all at the same time as well as unconscious gender biases.

SurgeonMasters are:

  • Seeking performance improvement through peer-group mentoring

  • Learning to better follow our passion, while maintaining self-care

  • Creating strategies to improve communication, manage time, and inspire ourselves and others to be successful Surgeons!

and on this call...

  • Mastering the maintenance of a positive attitude in spite of existing gender biases

  • Learning the give and take of playing mother, daughter, spouse, sister, friend, and surgical leader

Thanks to Jennifer Weiss, MD, (left) Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon from Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles and Taylor Riall, MD, (right) General Surgeon / Surgical Oncologist at University of Arizona - Banner for contributing as peer mentors on our call!

Check out the July 2016 Symposium: Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Orthopaedics in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR) here.