Women in Neurosurgery

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.

READ MORE:

  1. http://www.northwestneurosurgery.com/only-1-in-20-neurosurgeons-is-a-woman 
  2. http://www.neurosurgerywins.org/ 

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