Surgery was the most difficult thing I could imagine. And so I became a surgeon - Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone
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Somewhere near the end of my eight years of surgical training, I was operating with an older female attending surgeon. We were exchanging stories about the traumatic yet awesome experiences of residency.
“Surgery made a man out of me,” she chuckled.
We finished the operation and I headed home later that day.
I thought about the magnitude of that statement. She didn’t need to explain the masculinization that had occurred through her surgical residency — I totally got it. As a female surgeon 25 years my senior, hers had certainly been a more grueling experience, with no work hours regulations and…
Ultimately, my choice to become a surgeon has led me to a fantastic practice and a peaceful life beyond residency, and for that, I am grateful. My growing family has weathered the storm of surgical training, and I’m much more aware of the difficulties facing women surgeons today.
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