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Western, London rallies to #ILookLikeASurgeon

October 1, 2017

Female surgeons and residents from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London gathered recently in operating rooms across the city to add their voices to a global rallying cry for women surgeons. They did so by taking a photo and sharing it for the world to see.|

On April 3, The New Yorker cover depicted an illustration of four female surgeons peering down below an operating light. Since then, female surgeons around the globe have been replicating the magazine cover and sharing their photos on social media using the hashtag #ILookLikeASurgeon. The hope is to shed light on the growing number of women entering this once male-dominated profession.

At Schulich, there are currently 35 female residents of 92 in the Department of Surgery – that makes up almost 40 per cent of the cohort.

Pictured here are, clockwise from the bottom, Drs. Marie-Eve LeBel, Muriel Brackstone, Leslie Scott and Eman Khayat (resident), all of St. Joseph’s Health Care.

This article appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of Alumni Gazette
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