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“The Women in Surgery Committee was established to encourage and support all Trainees, but females in particular” — RACS Women in Surgery

Annette Katelaris
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 435.

Medicine can be considered a “female-friendly” profession, with a wide range of career choices and flexible working patterns for those who have completed advanced training. But this masks the fact that too many medical graduates, particularly women, leave the workforce before completing their training because of difficulty in balancing study, work and family commitments. The cost in time and resources — for the individual and the community — is high.

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  • Annette Katelaris

  • Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: akatelaris@ampco.com.au

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