Mentoring Women Surgeons

  • John Rombeau
  • Amy Goldberg
  • Catherine Loveland-Jones
Chapter

Abstract

More women are becoming surgeons. Women bring distinct strengths to surgery. Issues specific to women surgeons must be understood to provide effective mentoring. Male mentors and colleagues must know what is offensive to women surgeons. The American College of Surgeons and the Association of Women Surgeons have established programs to mentor women. Mentors should encourage women surgeons to seek teaching and leadership positions, integrate lifestyle issues, obtain multiple mentors and establish networking contacts.

Keywords

Income Expense Metaphor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Rombeau
    • 1
  • Amy Goldberg
    • 1
  • Catherine Loveland-Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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