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Barbie surgeons required to inspire future Medics

‘Dr Barbie needs to get serious about PPE’ and represent all specialities if she is to inspire the surgeons of tomorrow.This is according to a researcher who has unveiled a critical lack of diversity and safety preparedness in the world of Barbie’s medical professionals.

In a paper published by the BMJ, Katherine Klamer, a grant writer for the radiation oncology division of the Indiana University School of Medicine, examined almost 90 Barbie dolls and found a striking imbalance – most treated paediatric patients, there was a lack of racial diversity and essential safety accessories like face masks were overlooked.

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