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In the crucible of war, heroes are forged. We remember the political leaders who made critical decisions or the soldiers who put their lives on the line. Other heroes emerge without titles or uniforms. One example is Janet Maria Vaughan, MD (1899–1993). She started life unlikely to become a physician and even less likely to […]
The ACS Women in Surgery Committee is seeking candidates to fill five vacancies beginning in October 2018.
This article summarizes the contributions of several influential women otolaryngologists who have served as pioneers in the field.
This article examines the ongoing challenges women in surgery face, reports the results of the WiSC medical student call for applicants, and offers insights into how to make surgery a more welcoming profession for women surgeons.
Over the past 25 years the proportion of women entering medical school has increased dramatically, such that nearly half of today’s graduating medical students are women. Several notable women surgeons have, despite many barriers, achieved the highest levels of leadership in surgery—Olga Jonasson, MD, FACS; Kathryn Anderson, MD, FACS; and Patricia Numann, MD, FACS.