On becoming a female surgeon

I’ve thought long and hard about that title. Mostly because I ‘became’ a surgeon – the female bit happened well before I made any actual...

The importance of role models

Stereotypes are psychological belief structures that affect everyone universally, but is unique to each person. Stereotypes stem from the...

Implicit bias, Stereotypes, and Surgery

As a teenager, I distinctly remember making an impassioned plea to my parents to let me study German, rather than take on an extra unit...