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Female surgical residents hurt by stereotypes

Residency Program Insider, November 6, 2015

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A study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons found a correlation between a perception of negative stereotypes and poor psychological health among female surgical residents. The study surveyed nearly 400 residents from 14 programs and measured them on the Dupuy Psychological General Well-Being Scale and the Maslach Burnout Inventory. It found that female surgical residents with higher perceptions of stereotyping had poorer psychological health compared to those with lower perception. The study found no similar correlations among male surgical residents nor male or female nonsurgical residents.

Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons



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