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    Question Is it hard to be a female surgeon

    Hi everyone ..
    I graduated last year , now I want to be specialized in surgery , but I got a lot of discouragement , they say surgery is not suitable for females , but I like surgery a lot , I'm always good in working with my hands , I know , female surgeons are very few , but why I hope to meet one in MediCalGeak, to give me some encouragement , so what do you think ??, should I pursue my specialization in surgery , or find something else ??

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    Smile Hey salee..

    Hello salee..I was debating with myself if i should reply to your post or nothe he..but u can see for urself the outcome of the debate..
    Actually i saw a very similar post on some other forum and the main object of this post of mine is to tell u wat ppl said there
    For my part,I can only say you shouldn't let discouragement get to you..One of the things which matter the most in order for u to be successful is that u should enjoy what you are doing..And it goes without saying that you cant enjoy something you were pushed into by others

    What "they" said:
    • If you find it difficult to come up with 44 differential diagnoses for generalized edema,go in for surgery
    • On a more serious note,if you have good hand-eye co-ordination,dont think standing for 7 hrs straight leaning over the operating table will wreck your back,can keep away from home 24/7-surgery is 4 u
    • And yet another someone said-If you can cut lamb and eat it,u can be a good surgeon
    Last edited by Fathima; 10-27-2008 at 07:26 PM.
    O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salāt (the prayer). Truly! Allāh is with As-Sābirin (the patient ones). (Al-Baqarah 2:153)

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    Just another quick reply..This is what i heard from a very good surgeon-A surgeon should have the hands of a woman,the heart of a lion and the eyes of an eagle.May be you've come across this before.
    Ooops..Doctors' hangout this..what am I doing here????
    O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salāt (the prayer). Truly! Allāh is with As-Sābirin (the patient ones). (Al-Baqarah 2:153)

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    A surgeon should have the hands of a woman,the heart of a lion and the eyes of an eagle
    Fathima is correct....there is no problem on becoming a surgeon....though female surgeons are less...it should be ur choice wat u want to be....i had a female surgery prof in my college..once i have assisted her...she is very fine n fast in surgery...so its depend on u only...just go for it n never look behind...

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    The decision to become a surgeon for many is a
    1:fundamental perception of "the better method of alleviating a disease state". many passionately believe in this.
    2:Many feel that physical endurance is the most important factor. But when I see my 55 yr old mother who is a head teacher by profession balance house work without breaking a sweat, I feel any girl can pull it off with the right amount of motivation.
    3:Personality traits-certain actions symbolize a mental state and vice versa. Many feel confident and have the sense of fulfillment when they 'touch' or 'see' and physically manipulate the pathological process. We may state this as being 'bold' but this is not entirely correct.
    4:The 'vision' - Another key ability is to actually feel the anatomy. Eg- after assessing a case doctor should have a vision of the lesion. It should be as clear as walking into a room an observing the furniture, curtains lighting etc and developing a personal opinion about it. How often one is correct is not important but what is important is being aware of the difficulties that you may face when you open the patient.
    "the only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason."
    Wizard's Sixth Rule-Sword of truth book 6

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    gr8 posts !!!....needed to hear dat...im in ma 2nd yr....but love surgery....on my postings, docs were always discouraging.......having seen NO female surgeonsin my state for over 40 yrs ! .... but i really hope i can work hard enuf to make it !
    the most beautiful things in the world cant be seen or touched....they must be felt with the heart.....

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    I feel that the times are really changing. Just a short time ago having a female doctor was rare. Now at my school it is almost a 1:1 male to female ratio. If you are good with your hands, like surgery, and are OK with the lifestyle then done let your gender determine what you can and cannot do.

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    Default Is it hard to be a female surgeon?

    It is hard to be a general surgeon. Female surgeons most of the time end up
    doing something different or poorly paid overworked assistants of other surgeons or poorly paid fulltime jobs. Maybe some build up a careeras ENT or paediatric surgeon

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