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Comment & Response
March 18, 2020

Meeting the Educational Needs of an Increasingly Diverse Surgical Workforce

Author Affiliations
  • 1Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • 2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
JAMA Surg. 2020;155(6):533-534. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0097

To the Editor As an organization devoted to advancing women in cardiothoracic surgery, we read with great interest the study by Yeo et al1 identifying demographic factors associated with pass rates on the American Board of Surgery examinations, and we congratulate the authors. On behalf of the Women in Thoracic Surgery, we would like to echo the authors’ call to action, share our understanding of the findings, and caution against misinterpretation of the results.

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