ONLY 1 IN 20 NEUROSURGEONS IS A WOMAN
- Although women account for 49% of medical school graduates in the U.S., they represent only 12% of all neurosurgery residents.
- The percentage of women neurosurgery residents is less than that of women in general surgery, otolaryngology, thoracic surgery and orthopedics.
- Women represent only 5% of practicing neurosurgeons certified by theAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)
- According to ABNS statistics, in the U.S. there are only 219 ABNS-certified female neurosurgeons, 25 full-time female academic neurosurgeons, and one female chair of a neurosurgery department.
Source: Women in Neurosurgery, a medical specialty organization affiliated with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.