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.
For over a decade, Baylor College of Medicine’s space-health institute has sponsored the Reach for the Stars STEM Festival at Rice University. The annual event aims to encourage middle school girls to take an interest in the sciences and provide them with a deeper understanding of the fields.
The Association for Women in Science – Gulf Coast Houston Chapter recently honored Dr. Alicia Monroe, provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs, for her significant contributions to science education and promotion of STEM careers.