By Shivani Gupta
As a fellow biomedical engineering major and pre-med student, I have recently been motivated to become a orthopedic surgeon. Although orthopedics has the lowest percentage of women in a surgical specialty, with only 4.3 percent of female board-certified orthopedic surgeons, the thought of working with physical tools such as plates, screws, and rods to actively improve the lives of others excites me as it exists at the intersection of engineering and medicine.
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