ASGBI has recently set up a Facebook forum entitled ‘ASGBI Women in Surgery’ which you can access and join here. The Forum aims to understand whether barriers exist to deter women from choosing surgery as a career, and if so, what these barriers are, and what we can do to reduce them. The Forum also endeavours to uphold the Association’s founding mission: “...the advancement of the science and art of surgery and the promotion of friendship amongst surgeons”. Both men and women are encouraged to join in the discussion, and non-ASGBI members are also most welcome!
So as to kick-start the discussion, and to provide a bit of structure to the Forum, we invite members to consider the following generic questions, and to share your thoughts on as many as you wish!
Many of you may also be aware of the #ILookLikeASurgeon campaign, which refers to the unconscious bias of thinking of a surgeon as a male doctor. We would also invite you to consider these additional questions:
We look forward to a fruitful discussion with you all!
If you encounter any technical difficulties or would like to know more about the Group, please contact Sarah Jukes on: firstname.lastname@example.org