I've seen some numbers in books on getting residencies, etc. that say that general surgery residencies (and even some surgical specialty residencies) are only like 7% female? First of all, is that true? I knew there were generally less women in surgery, but I had no idea the percentage was that small. Secondly, does that mean that women have somewhat of an advantage in applying for surgery residencies because they are under represented or because residency programs are trying to balance out the numbers? Sorry again if these are stupid questions - I am highly undeducated on the topic.