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February 3, 2021

Intersection of Race and Gender in Surgical Training—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 2Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(5):499-500. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.6951

In Reply We thank Sharma and Rawal as well as Ghandour and Luc for their insightful comments regarding our recent article where, using a national survey of Canadian General Surgery Residents, we identified the importance of intersectionality between female sex and visible minority status, which adversely influenced surgical training experiences uniformly across all training levels. We argued that these collective findings should serve as a call to the medical community to re-engage efforts toward accomplishing the fundamental goal of promoting a culture of equality, one that is transparent and free of gender or racial biases.1

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