The role of gender in the decision to pursue a surgical career: A qualitative, interview-based study


Previous literature has explored the underrepresentation of women in surgery. However, this research has often been quantitative or limited by considering only the perspectives and experiences of women at more advanced career stages. Here, we use a qualitative methodology and a sample of women and men across the career continuum to identify the role that gender plays in the decision to pursue a surgical career.

Canadian Medical Education Journal, 11(4), pp. e51–e61