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Racial and sex disparities in resident attrition among surgical subspecialties

JAMA Surgery

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Results of this study suggest that the percentage of female residents in surgical specialties has improved over the last 18 years, and the percentage of underrepresented in medicine residents has remained relatively unchanged. Risk for attrition and unintended attrition was significantly elevated for female and underrepresented in medicine residents, specifically Black/African Americans. These results highlight current racial and sex disparities in resident attrition and demonstrate the importance of developing strategies to recruit, retain, and support residents.

Authors: Lee S. Haruno, M.D., of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, is the corresponding author.

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