Orthopedic surgery has the smallest proportion of female physicians among any medical specialty. Women account for only 7 percent of orthopedic surgeons with approximately 14 percent of orthopedic residents, but a shift is slowly occurring within the field.
The orthopedic workforce is not as diverse as the population it serves, and this may be a key factor in addressing disparities and inequalities that affect patients’ healthcare.
Surgical simulations to correct scoliosis deformity, fix a broken leg and repair a rotator cuff were on the agenda for over 30 local high school young women on a Saturday morning in October at Baylor College of Medicine, which was the site of The Perry Initiative’s daylong program that aims to get young women interested…
Move over football, there’s a new game in town – lacrosse. OK, so maybe it won’t overtake football as Texas’ favorite sport but lacrosse is growing in popularity, and Baylor College of Medicine is doing its part to support the growth of the sport locally.