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The Role of Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Shanda Blackmon of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, moderates a discussion on the role of women in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr Blackmon is joined by Miia Lehtinen of Kymenlaakso Central Hospital in Kotka, Finland, and Meghana Helder of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. They focus on the value of structured mentorship as well as more organic sponsor relationships during training, and they touch on international differences in mentoring programs. The panel also discusses working toward leadership roles and the importance of fostering an environment of inclusion and recognition.