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Opening Doors for the Next Generation of Female Plastic Surgeons

There's little gender diversity in the field

Women comprise 92 percent of all plastic surgery patients, yet fewer than 20 percent of plastic surgeons are female. Though gender diversity in plastic surgery has slowly improved over the past decade, there is more work to be done to close the gender gap.

In an effort to advance female surgeons in the field and create more leadership opportunities, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) formed the Women Plastic Surgeons Forum  to empower female plastic surgeons within the society through networking, education, advocacy, and mentoring.

WPS advocates for the interests and concerns of women plastic surgeons and works to increase their involvement within organized medicine, while simultaneously advancing the mission of ASPS and championing diversity within the specialty.

Please select this link to read the complete article from ASAE's Center for Association Leadership.

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