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Research Letter
September 11, 2019

Association of Sex With Perceived Career Barriers Among Surgeons

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  • 1Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 3Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle
JAMA Surg. Published online September 11, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2648

Women account for 19.2% of practicing general surgeons1 and 9.8% of professors in academic surgery.2 While the origin of this disparity is multifactorial, we hypothesize that women and men experience different barriers to a surgical career. We investigated sex differences in perception of career barriers among faculty and resident physicians at our academic institution.

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