Why Don’t More Women Become Plastic Surgeons?
During her time at New York University School of Medicine, double board certified plastic surgeon Melissa Doft, MD, recalls an even proportion of women and men in her class. By the time she got to her surgical residency, however, the ratio of women to men was two to five. That split, she says, was actually pretty diverse compared to other programs. “Now the plastic surgery residency has one woman in a group of 13, so the ratio is one to 12,” she shares.