In the early 1200s, medical personnel began to be required to have academic training in order to qualify to practice. Before this, it was a more lawless time. However, back at this time the role of women in the medical field became nonexistent because they weren’t allowed entry to universities. The only job they would be able to find in the medical field was that of the “bone setter”, someone who would set broken bones and pop dislocated joints back into their sockets. They were barred from practicing the art of surgery though. Until the 1850s rolled along, bonesetters were the ones who were solely responsible for the treatment of all conditions involving the musculoskeletal system (bones and joints). When the 1850s did come in, anesthetics and antibiotics were discovered. Dubai orthopedic surgery became another professional surgical qualification, and the bonesetters faded.
The Rise in Female Surgeons
In the 1970s, the world began to be far more accepting of women working in the professional medical field after having graduated from universities. Of course, the women’s rights movement (the suffragettes) had started this off in style back in the WWII era. From female orthopedic doctors to surgeons, the number of women graduating from universities into hospital positions and practices increased. In the field of orthopedics, the growth of female surgeons in the field was a much slower rate than for other medical fields. Of course, the 2% of women that are surgeons in this field perform just as well as their male counterparts while in residency, and they are accepted into these programs at the same rate as men as well. The problem is the lack of women who want to work in this field.
Previous Life Experiences Affect Choices
When it comes to a young student choosing their path in medical school, the majority of them state that the main reason they did choose a specific field was a previous life experience that affected them in some way. If this reasoning can be taken to heart, it is probably that people aren’t exposed to female orthopedic doctors in Dubai or surgery in this field at such a young age. They can’t be influenced by something they have never experienced before.
Of course, there are the other usual problems that affect women in just about any professional capacity, even in the present day and age. Since there are standard within the community, the pay for female surgeons is about the same as men, but there are definitely situations where this is different.