21 NOV 2015

Women in Neurosurgery

Women in Neurosurgery

Women in Neurosurgery

 

Despite advances in issues related to gender equity, barriers to recruiting and retaining women in neurosurgery continue to exist.  The road to becoming a successful neurosurgeon is long with many barriers for any candidate to overcome. The years of training are daunting – and necessarily uncompromising. Passion for the field is required to stay the course. As part of the 28th Annual Meeting of PSN, the Pakistan’s Neurosurgery Students Society organized a session on Women in Neurosurgery for all those females in this field or interested in becoming a neurosurgeon.  Prof Yoko Kato, the President of Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and is the founder of the Women’s Neurosurgical Association of Japan and The Asian Women’s Neurosurgical Association, gave a talk on Inspiring, Educating, Motivating Young female doctors. She spoke about how important it is to be determined to follow your dreams, and love what you do. Then Dr. Aneela Darbar, MD (AKUH), gave a lecture (via skype) on Future of Women in Neurosurgery in Pakistan, in which she talked about her road to neurosurgery and motivated all the young female doctors to come together and help one another pursue their neurosurgical career.  Dr. Gregory Trost, MD, (Wisconsin, USA), gave a lecture on Leadership in Neurosurgery, in which he talked about the obstacles and how to overcome those obstacle with a positive attitude. In the end he also left a message for all participants, in which he stated “Keep up the tremendous work and positive attitude. Change requires special people.”  Then we had Prof PS Ramani (India), casually talk to the young doctors, and he stated how impressed he was with the enthusiasm he witnessed amongst the participants. Dr. Nikolay Peev also spoke to the participants on road to neurosurgery, and he inspired many young minds sitting there. The session ended with certificate distribution and one on one interaction of the participants with the world renowned neurosurgeons.

  • Leadership in Neurosurgery

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