The medical field is very selective in general. In Brazil, the doctor is still one of the highest paid and most socially supported professionals, which makes access to medical training quite limited and elite. In addition to these general cuts, the medical environment also receives the reflexes of a society of gender disparities.
For women, who throughout their lives have their capacity questioned and their skills inferior, it is necessary to overcome much higher barriers to enter the world of medicine and still face more difficulties to reach a leadership position within it.
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