Academic Surgical Congress; Ft. Myers, Florida
It turns out that I didn’t need to wear that red sweater to stand out in the crowd of surgeons today at the Academic Surgical Congress. My gender was enough. I spent the day surrounded by men in black suits—OK, so some were navy and charcoal too.
It’s not that there weren’t any female surgeons present; it’s just that there was an overwhelming preponderance of men. I’ve posted before on certain specialties drawing more of one gender than another. Why are men drawn to more technical specialties, like surgery; while women are drawn more to less technical disciplines, like pediatric psychiatry?
Anyone else noticed this too? Have any theories?