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Quotas may be needed to get more women surgeons, college president says

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 01 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3685
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

Quotas may be needed to increase the number of women working in surgery if other interventions fail, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Clare Marx, has said.

Speaking at the Inspiring Future Female Leaders conference in London on 28 June, Marx discussed the steps the college was taking to encourage more women into the …

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