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IJS Global Health
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ISSN (Print) 2576-3342 - ISSN (Online) 2576-3342
Published by LWW Wolters Kluwer Homepage  [311 journals]
  • Evaluating the impact of a global surgery conference on student
           perceptions: a survey study

    • Authors: Young; Jason; Turk, Marvee; Fallah, Parisa N.; Afshar, Salim
      Abstract: imageBackground: Global surgery is an under-represented component of formal medical education. Consequently, many students and trainees have turned to complementary learning opportunities, like academic conferences, to gain experience in the field. The impact of such conferences on student attitudes, however, has not yet been described. Our objective is thus to evaluate the impact of a student-oriented global surgery conference on participants’ perceptions of global surgery.Methods: A survey study was performed. Preconference and postconference surveys were administered to participants of a 1-day, student-oriented global surgery conference in Boston, MA.Results: Of conference participants, 116 completed a preconference survey, and 70 completed a postconference survey. Of the latter, 58 participants completed a postconference survey that could be matched to their preconference survey results. The majority of conference participants had no or limited (
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Women in surgery: challenges and opportunities

    • Authors: de Costa; Josephine; Chen-Xu, José; Bentounsi, Zineb; Vervoort, Dominique
      Abstract: Women have been involved in surgery throughout history. However, despite the fact that there are now as many female medical students compared with male students in universities, men still significantly outnumber women in a number of procedural specialties, most notably surgery. This article discusses the factors that can influence women’s choice of surgical career, and the challenges and discrimination that women can face as surgeons. There is a strong argument for substantive policy change at the individual, organizational, and governmental level to reduce gendered discrimination and gendered stereotypes in surgery. We call upon all organizations involved in surgery, and particularly in the emerging field of global surgery, to actively work toward equity.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
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