Recruiting, Supporting and Retaining Diversity in Hand Surgery.
All surgical fields that lead to a career in Hand Surgery have a stark lack of diversity of sex/gender and race, at every level of the workforce, from trainees to practicing physicians. Despite consistent statistics in publications on lack of diversity in surgical fields, a guide to effective recruitment and retention is lacking. Although we recognize that a strategy cannot be applied in all practices, this article provides actionable items to consider in the commitment and work toward a more just and equitable practice of Hand Surgery.
Diversity; Hand; Leadership; Minority; Orthopedic; Plastic; Recruitment; Women
Sinclair MK, Chhabra AB. Recruiting, Supporting and Retaining Diversity in Hand Surgery. Hand Clin. 2023;39(1):33-42. doi:10.1016/j.hcl.2022.08.003