Dr. Emran is accompanied by Dr. Jennifer Weiss, a practicing specialist in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Weiss discusses society’s perception of women in the medical field.
She describes her nuanced personal experience while thriving in a male-dominated profession. Orthopedic surgery is one of the most single-gendered specialties at 94% male. She has carefully perfected her work-family balance.
She expresses how societal taboos are slowly being deemed obsolete, as women are quickly easing into the role of the medical practitioner.
Next, they discuss her views on gaining a patient’s confidence: when it is appropriate to undergo a treatment.
Lastly, Dr. Weiss explains what she sees herself accomplishing in the upcoming years. She seeks to spread her knowledge and experience to other aspiring doctors and continue to break the societal beliefs of the place of woman doctors.
Written by Thomas Yeum and Dr. Emran