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.
Dr. Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Baylor, has a passion for mentoring students, specifically underrepresented minorities. She is the inaugural recipient of the Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minority Emerging Vision Scientists from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
A quarter-century ago, Dr. Jim Phillips was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine to lead programs focused on increasing diversity in medicine and science. With the foundation laid and a track record of success, Phillips has announced his retirement as senior associate dean for diversity and community outreach.
This summer, for the 30th year, Baylor College of Medicine welcomed a group of bright and curious undergraduates from across the country into its classrooms, halls and laboratories to participate in the Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program, part of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.