Dr. Monica Kogan, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune discussing the increase of female physicians entering orthopaedic surgery.
As the only female resident in her class and trained by male faculty throughout her residency, Dr. Kogan has stood out in the male-dominated specialty. However, Dr. Kogan recognizes that the demographics are now changing. "With more women going into medical school, more women as mentors, and younger (male) orthopedic surgeons who have worked with women, it makes it not such a big deal as it was 25 years ago," Kogan said. "I've never felt anything but accepted wherever I was at."
Dr. Joshua Jacobs, chairman of the orthopedic department at Rush, was also featured in the article, saying that the number of female applicants to the Rush residency program has increased in the 20 years that he has served as a member of the residency selection committee. "Part of that, of course, is just the demographics of medical school," he said. "Also there's a recognition that orthopaedics is a much more friendly field for women. There's great opportunity in orthopedics for those women interested in the field."
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