Readers have theories about women in orthopaedics

I just finished reading the article about women orthopaedists (“Where are the women orthopaedists?” February 2008). I am happy to know that the Academy has been and will continue to encourage women and minorities to become a part of this great field.

I am one of seven female orthopaedic residents in my program. Unfortunately, I have not been as actively involved in the recruitment of women and minorities for orthopaedics. However, as I near the end of my fifth year, I am looking forward to becoming more involved.

I had a mentor in Maureen A. Finnegan, MD, at the University of Texas Southwestern, when I was a medical student. I only hope that I can become a community/faculty mentor who encourages female medical, college, and grade school students to pursue a career in orthopaedics.

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