There was a moderate increase in the number of female plastic surgery attending physicians and residents who published studies in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery during a 45-year review, according to data presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

The study by Benjamin Chang, MD, associate professor of clinical surgery in the division of plastic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, and colleagues focused on original articles published in the journal in 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2004 and 2014. It categorized any first and senior authors with an MD degree and United States affiliation by gender. Authorship trends were compared against trends from other specialties, and demographic data on plastic surgery residents and faculty were obtained from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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