There’s a point in medical school when aspiring physicians have to choose a specialty. When that moment came for Fahima Dossa in 2013, she decided she wanted to be a general surgeon. A barrage of questions from some faculty mentors followed.
“I was asked: Well have you thought about having a family? Are you going to have children?” Dr. Dossa recalls. She noticed the men in her program were not asked these questions.
In The Globe and Mail’s Power Gap series, female physicians from across Canada talk about their struggles reaching leadership roles – and data from Ontario’s biggest hospitals illustrate where the barriers are.
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Written by Robyn Doolittle and Chen Wang
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