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December 16, 2020

Associations of Various Subspecialties in Surgery With Career Satisfaction and Personal Life Among Surgeons by Gender

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Minimal Invasive Surgery, Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital, People’s Hospital of Hangzhou Medical College, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • 2Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University (Navy Medical University), Shanghai, China
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(3):291-292. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.5637

To the Editor We read with great interest the study by Johnson et al.1 In this US national survey of 3807 participating surgeons (3166 men and 639 women), more than 70% were subspecialty surgeons. Although women had significantly lower career satisfaction than men (77% vs 82%), the associations between career satisfaction and personal life factors were largely similar between genders. Although this is inspiring, we have the following comments.

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