- •Female representation in surgical disciplines, including General Surgery, lags behind that in non-surgical disciplines despite females constituting the majority of Canadian medical students. Trends in applicants to General Surgery residency programs in Canada have not been recently evaluated.
- •Over the last two decades, the gender gap in applicants has normalized with females representing the majority of successfully matched candidates to General Surgery. However, a significant gap exists in practicing General Surgeons, indicating the need for further intervention to ensure equitable representation.
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