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8 weeks ago, I started my M3 year off on my general surgery rotation. I was able to work on Colorectal and Plastics services. It’s crazy for me to admit but I enjoyed my time the OR way more than I expected 😱 lolz.
The patients I got to work with really filled my cup! I was reminded numerous times why me, as a Black female, is needed in this field.
The feedback I received from my residents and attendings made me feel like ok I’m actually doing something right and I belong here. Imposter syndrome is very real.
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3 weeks after the death of #GeorgeFloyd, the #BlackLivesMatter protests continue.

This was Saturday in Paris.

Richmond, Virginia.

#GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter

Scranton, Pennsylvania.

#GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter

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I’ll tell you a story. When I was in residency a 200+ pound man was brought into the emergency department for agitation. He was uncuffed by NYPD and released into a room with sliding glass doors. He was sweating, shouting, punching walls, and punching himself. 1/
He picked up the stretcher and slid it hard against the glass door. BANG! He was intoxicated and enraged. At one point he looked at me and said, “I’m going to kill you.” He punched the walls and his own chest. He paced his room. When security entered his room he punched one. 2/
Outside the room was a crowd of security, technicians, nurses, & doctors. I felt like a bystander as well as a member of the treating team. We waited outside and discussed a plan. We formed a strategy to calm him. Verbal redirection, assessed his needs, spoke slowly & softly. 3/
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The #LEADatStanfordMed is hosting our graduation event tonight! Our scholars from diverse backgrounds and specialties have spent 10 months with us focusing on leadership capacity building and developing educational materials to advance #diversityandinclusion.
We've even adapted to #COVID19, and showed activism on campus in solidarity against #RacismInAmerica

#BlackLivesMatter #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives #LEADatStanfordMed #SoMeDocs
One voice can create a unified message
Why don't we speak up?

Be part of the conversation. There are multiple ways to use your voice.

#LEADatStanfordMed #crucialconversations #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives #BlackLivesMatter
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Now that statements have been made and we got #whitecoatsforblacklives trending, what’s next?

What actions are we taking to deal with #PoliceBrutalityPandemic?

How are we going to deal with #racism in medicine?

Do they involve accountability?

Will there be transparency? Image
How do we hold these institutions accountable?

We tried diversity and inclusion, and IB training.

Not much change.

How do we hold our institutions accountable to go beyond statements and symbolism?

#BlackMedTwitter #MedTwitter
#BlackWomeninMedicine #BlackMeninMedicine
Will there be ability to report racism/sexism or any other misconduct, from colleagues/superiors/patients WITH protection from retaliation?
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On the morning of their graduation ceremony, rising chiefs @E_MaldonadoMD @JBurnettMD @kelsi_manley & Matt O’Donnell joined graduating R3s @francisphanmd @JessHaragaMD for #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives. Proud of our residents for working toward social justice. #blacklivesmatter
And proud of your hard work in residency. Congratulations to all of our graduating residents!
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I'm in awe of the #whitecoatsforblacklives effort across the country. To see the unity on display everywhere is truly moving.

I'm sure I missed a bunch, but I put together a #thread here of all the posts from institutions today.👇

#BlacksLivesMatter #medtwitter
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To the Trauma and Medical community,

First, I’d like to thank the @SoMe4Trauma team for graciously hosting this discussion on #racism and #AntiBlackRacism in medicine and the role trauma plays.

The recent #GeorgeFloydMurder in Mnpls, MN has galvanized the world to protest in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Cause of death: "asphyxiation from sustained pressure" when his neck and back were compressed by Minneapolis police officers”…
It didn’t have to take a second autopsy to confirm what the entire world saw on that video. A video I, and many Black parents, still can’t bear to watch.

But the fact that a second autopsy was performed at the request of Mr. Floyd’s family is pertinent to this discussion.
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Another evening of Black Lives Matter protests are beginning in Portland this evening. We have six reporters in three teams reporting around the city. Follow along here for updates.
Already on the scene at 13th and Stark, where protesters are gathering: @CaesarTheLlama. (photo via @sean2m)
As of 6 p.m., a crowd of a couple hundred had assembled at Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. A group of apparent medical professionals, many in white coats or scrubs, led the crowd in a long kneel with their right fists raised in the air. (video via @abrookeherbert)
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