Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The first new line of research i'm going into is about women in neuroscience. All the people I've talked to said that it was a big part of the career that I need to consider. I 've spent the last two days researching it and believe that it is something worth addressing in my presentation. Neurologists seem to be pretty diverse gender wise, but there is a strong male majority in surgery. One of my interviewees described it as, "a boys club," a phrase that is continuing to pop up in my studies. It seems that women are even being discouraged to go into surgery by their medical school counsilors! “Women are dissuaded from the field being told that they won’t make as good a surgeon as a man." Part of me wants to work harder at it in an attempt to make these (expletive)'s think twice, but I don't know if I can keep calm in this kind of environment. I couldn't sit there and take that.

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