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1) I was reading a bit of neurology today, for exams and general knowledge.

I have always maintained a lively interest in medical history and the development of this great profession of ours.
2) I was also influenced by the fact that we have a patient admitted at present, with generalized chorea under evaluation.

Common differentials have been ruled out but we haven't made the elusive diagnosis yet.

So a bit of reading was in order.
3) Neurogenetics is one such topic which has grown by leaps and bounds within the last few decades.

Clinical diagnoses of yesteryears can now be confirmed by genetic tests --> thanks to the work of certain stalwarts like Prof. Anita Harding.
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A privilege to write this article in @Clin_Trials with @CRWUSOM Dean Emerita Dr. Pamela Davis…

A 🧵 on why gender equity in clinical research matters #WomenInMedicine 1/n
@Clin_Trials The #COVID19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women physicians and researchers, exacerbating long-standing issues of gender inequality in medicine… 2/n
@Clin_Trials Among physician researchers, women spend 8.5 hours more per week on domestic activities. Not surprisingly women were more impacted by the abrupt closure of schools and child care facilities brought on by the pandemic… 3/n Image
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Are you interested in #GIFellowship?

Hear from PDs & #GIFellows

✅ Application pearls
✅ LORs
✅ Tips forPersonal Statement
✅ Interviews

Who should attend?
🎯 Prospective applicants
🎯 Anyone who mentors residents


To warm up before this-a 🧵below: Image
1/16)To start, learn perspective of #GIFellows of what makes one a competitive applicant. Part I of this series covers:

✳️ Deciding on a career in #GI
✳️ Self assessment
✳️ Finding mentors
✳️ Scholarly work

All authors were fellows at time of this 📜

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2/16) In part II of this series from above, it covers:

👉 Building your resume
👉 Building your brand
👉 Issues pertaining to minorities / #WomenInMedicine
👉 LORs
👉 Personal Statement
👉 Where to apply
👉 Interviews
👉 What happens if you dont match

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🧵VERY IMPORTANT NEW STUDY pub in @bmj_latest focused on 140 US med schools & 30K med students looking at #burnout in people with intersectional identities.👩🏿‍⚕️🧑🏾‍⚕️🏳️‍🌈 Bottom line: We are likely underestimating harm.

#MedTwitter #MedEd #WomenInMedicine #LGBTQ Image
"Study’s major finding is that a higher proportion of students with multiple marginalized identities report mistreatment and discrimination. Students with all three marginalized identities (female, non-white, LGB) had the largest proportion."
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"Additional pressure marginalized groups face to represent their communities or contribute to diversity efforts at their institutions and experiences of bias and discrimination likely contributes to the effect observed with this dimension of burnout."👩🏿‍⚕️🏳️‍🌈 Image
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Many times when susceptibility testing is done for P. aeroginosa, a scenario similar to shown in the picture is encountered.
We see that TZP has produced a D shape on the IPM side. This might look very similar to the phenomenon seen in gram positive ICR strains. So what is it?
Published data says that this result is most likely due to
inducible expression of the P. aeruginosa AmpC beta-lactamase.
Certain enteric
(Serratia, Providencia, Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Morganella) and non-enteric organisms (P. aeruginosa, Aeromonas) can up-regulate expression of
their chromosomally-encoded ampC genes in response to sub-inhbitory concentrations of certain
b-lactam antibiotics
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Let’s talk #GenderEquity to start. We all know #WomenInMedicine are getting burned out and leaving the workforce. And it’s not because they aren’t “resilient” or “ambitious” but bc there are barriers in place that result in women working twice as hard and not getting recognition
That happens across the board but we see it in #WomenInOncology as well. A pub just out in @ASCOPost w @DrSGraff @NarjustDumaMD @drdonsdizon and colleagues describes some of the challenges and solutions…
The onus of addressing these inequities should not fall on the shoulders of those who are most impacted by these inequities. Unfortunately as @bridgetMDPhD @LekshmiMD and I described in our paper on the #ThirdShift that is exactly what happens.
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Hello everyone! My name is Dr. @ShikhaJainMD and I will be taking over the #WomenInOncology account today! Follow along! A little about me to start. I am a GI medical oncologist @UICancerCenter where I specialize in #Neuroendocrine tumors
I am also the founder and president of the nonprofit #WomenInMedicine @WIMSummit, an organization dedicated to finding innovative strategies to closing the gender gap in healthcare
I am also a cofounder and CEO of @IMPACT4HC, a nonprofit dedicated to amplifying HCW voices and disseminating evidence based information in public health messaging and advocating for science based policies.
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The perception that male surgeons are more “competent” than female surgeons is so common that even I have wondered in the past if there was any truth to it.

So here is a thread comparing physicians of the two genders. 1/5
This sizable & well conducted retrospective study found slightly better surgical outcomes (4%) when the surgeon was female.

At the very least, this should clarify that women surgeons are no less competent than their male counterparts. 2/5…
This study found fewer deaths (NNT 230) & readmissions in elderly hospitalized patients treated by female internists (compared with males).

At the very least, this should clarify that care by a female internist is no less than that by a male. 3/5…
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1/ In the twilight of my pregnancy, I've been thinking about a pregnant resident I worked with in the ICU as a third-year medical student. A thread about pregnancy/childbearing in medical training.
2/ She had apparently started having contractions earlier that evening. We were on 30-hour call and it was a busy night. We admitted something like 8 patients, many of them critically ill. She expertly managed each of them despite her contractions as I watched in awe.
3/ The next morning, she signed off the admitting pager and checked herself directly into the L&D ward. Her baby was born later that day. I can still hear the chatter of her attendings, fellows, and co-residents in my head, referring to her as a "beast," a "boss, a "badass."
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I give many talks on #GenderEquity and #WomenInMedicine. Two slides I have started sharing are examples of all the incredible work #WomenInMedicine continue to do, and emphasize the fact that this work is largely UNPAID and does not help in the promotions process in academia. 🧵
A survey from @McKinsey @LeanInOrg showed the IMMENSE amt of invisible work taken on during the pandemic by women across >400 companies. This work is necessary for companies and organizations to thrive and function. But the women often see no ROI.
Our healthcare systems, patients, and teams thrive because of the incredible amount of extra work #WomenInMedicine put in, often nights, wknds, "free time." The work is necessary, but does not provide currency, whether financial, or otherwise, needed for career advancement.
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Sharing a thread 🧵 of some amazing #WomenInMedicine who are making a difference and using their voices to change the narrative. Sharing a few pieces here that came out today with different reflections on this years #WIMSummit @doximity
First up @RakheeBhayaniMD kicks off her powerful piece (her first OpEd!) “Empower. Educate. Elevate. Those are the words that come to mind as I reflect on my experience at the recent virtual #WIMSummit.”

Next @CShoush shares how this years #WIMSummit helped her find her voice. “ I now counteract “What makes you special-why you?” With a newly energized, inspired and courageous rebuttal. Now I respond with “Why not me?” And then I take the step forward into the unknown.”
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You may be wondering, why attend THIS years #WIMStrongerTogether #WIMSummit. Virtual conferences are SO 2020! Well, you do NOT want to miss this year. We may be virtual, but the speakers are 🔥.There will be unique networking, sponsorship mentorship opps.
First up, Dr @gradydoctor doesn't need an intro to #medtwitter. Featured everywhere from @ACP to @BET, her power of narrative story telling is legendary. She is a force on EVERY level. A mentor, sponsor, advocate, physician, colleague, rockstar. Her lecture is NOT one to miss
Dr. @MVGutierrezMD transitioned into a new leadership position and has thrived. She is an inclusive, inspiring, and powerful leader as the Chair of the Dept of Rehab Medicine at @UTHealthSA. Her talk will provide skills and tools for anyone undergoing a transition at work.
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I want to share a brief reflection on perspective. A🧵 Many times in my life I have been told that I am too bubbly, too verbose, too excitable, too loud... too much. I have been told to speak softer, speak less, not show my enthusiasm, not show my excitement...its unprofessional.
I once attended a talk by the brilliant @LaurieBaedke who said (and I paraphrase here) "There are people who want you to put @SPANX your personality...those are not your people." We all nodded & applauded, but recently I had a moment that opened my eyes to what she really meant.
I was with some colleagues the other day, and we started talking about some of the initiatives I was working on @UICancerCenter @IMPACT4HC @WIMSummit and one of the women said "Do you see how excited she gets talking about this?! This is why we love working together!"
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📣Great NEW content featured on @TheLancet homepage - "Advancing women in science & health"

1/ Black #womeninmedicine - rising above invisibility by @onyi_eke @OnyekaOtugo @DrJessIsomMDMPH…
2/ Advancing women in healthcare leadership: systematic review of multi-sector evidence on organisational interventions by @HelenaTeede & colleagues…
Scientific medical conferences can be easily modified to improve female inclusion: a prospective study 👇🏼

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In my 2019 job search, I used @AAMCtoday reports to find what I might expect to earn as a junior #WIC

In @JAMAInternalMed, @teresa_wang88, @pamelasdouglas, & I use these data to ask if disparities in 💰 & promotion persist despite ⬆️ #WomenInMedicine

2/7: We examined the 2018-2019 @AAMCtoday Faculty Salary Report

Extracted median annual salary, faculty rank, and gender for
21,905 faculty within
13 #InternalMedicine specialties at
154 U.S. medical schools

What'd we find?
📈Women = ~40% of total full-time faculty across all ranks

📉Gender distribution was more equal at junior faculty ranks; however, only ~25% of Professors & Chiefs across all IM specialties were women

💰Women’s median annual salary was lower across all ranks

What else?
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10 numbers that show gender pay gap in healthcare- a thread from a recent report
#gendergap #genderpaygap #healthcare

#womeninmedicine @WomenAs1 @DrToniyaSingh @Drroxmehran @DrJMieres @cardioPCImom @athenapoppa @mikevalentineMD @DickKovacs @DBelardoMD @JulieSilverMD
#1: The pay gap is widening: from 25.2% in 2019 to 28% in 2020: earning ~$116,000 less than men in medicine per year
#gendergap #genderpaygap #healthcare
#2: The gaps varied by specialty, where the widest pay gaps were for orthopedic surgery (an average pay gap of $122,677) and otolaryngology (an average pay gap of $108,905)
#womeninmedicine #genderpaygaps #mindthegap
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#WomenInMedicine, If you've been thinking that the gender pay gap in healthcare was going to be fixed anytime soon, these 10+ facts will give you pause. #Thread… @beckershr @amy_gottlieb
1. In 2020, the gender pay gap widened from 25.2 percent in 2019 to 28 percent, with female physicians earning on average $116,289 less than men annually, according to a Doximity report that analyzed 44,000 physician salaries.…
2. The gaps varied by specialty, where the widest pay gaps were for orthopedic surgery (an average pay gap of $122,677) and otolaryngology (an average pay gap of $108,905).…
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I wrote this article for my own catharsis. I never expected it to be peer reviewed. When @NEJM accepted it, I experienced my first panic attack. 1/
@WomenInMedicine @WomeninOnc @AMWADoctors @womeninmedchat @WomeninAcademi1
My sudden physiologic reaction took me by surprise and was really embarrassing – I was super tachycardic, diaphoretic, and vasovagal. Then had an intense parasympathetic reaction with acute-onset diarrhea. TMI, sorry. 2/
When I managed to recoup, I realized - how dare this system, this culture, make me feel so panicked about being vulnerable, truthful, and righteously angry? 3/
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Really, what else are you even watching today #ASCO21!?! /1
.@PamelaKunzMD starts by sharing the #ASCO20 team decided to postpone session b/c it was so important to them. And they really wanted to get MEN in the room. ❤️that #heforshe leadership, @BurrisSkip; See the influence of @MLJohnsonMD2 and @tmprowell all over this! #ASCO21 /3
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LONG week on call @HamHealthSci. Lots of calls about #VITT post AZ vaccine. I'm transparent w my patients - I believe empowerment leads to earlier detection, better outcomes, less stress. So I'm grateful to @heysciencesam for creating tools to help me be transparent with YOU! 🧵
If you've had AZ 4-28 days ago, be on the lookout for the following symptoms. If you have them, seek medical attention! (Sam, thx for making the doctor in this graphic look JUST LIKE ME 😜 #GenXZeneca #WomenInMedicine)
How do migraine sufferers know if this is a VITT headache? VITT headache often worse, more persistent, or has diff features than your usual headache. It might go with visual changes. When in doubt: seek care. We're educating clinicians about VITT here:…
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Word “racism” silenced, actively, by #MedEd #MedTwitter #healthcare#professionalism” & “communication” labels

Saying “racism” offends or “hurts feelings” > actual #BLM deaths

If #professionalism itself is racist -makes sense that word suppressed
What @ayshakhoury experienced pushes out & silences many

If the editors of @JAMA_current resist hearing word “structural racism” then they certainly are not publishing papers using that word

@DrAlethaMaybank @RheaBoydMD @FutureDocs @TIME #BlackintheIvory #MedTwitter @bmj_latest
Journal gatekeeping: men
Behavior gatekeeping: women/HR

#accountability only for white men
-> we miss “Amy Cooper” in #academia, #HR, #professionalism #compliance…

@DrAlethaMaybank @RheaBoydMD @FutureDocs @TIME #BlackintheIvory #MedTwitter @bmj_latest
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The only feelings to center on are those of black community
Wrong use of this quote during the week of #DerekChauvinTrial

Some people “feel” things if a white male faces accountability
Amy Cooper’s feelings: call cops
Racism & racism lite has always focused on “feelings” #BLM
When @ayshakhoury or @uche_blackstock were authentic in their feelings: ended careers

Black female physician #DrSusanMoore having “knowledge” or a “voice”
while DYING
made others
*feel* “intimidated.”

This is part of a known pattern for WOC
#BLM #BlackintheIvory
This is a repeating pattern of “feelings” used against tellers of uncomfortable truths that #MLK described in the letter from the Birmingham jail.

Seeking order > justice or overpolicing are all to protect only certain “feelings” of “security” while those like #adamtoledo die.
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In light of the Boston police Union leader child abuse, this is very plausible, even probable. I have 2x, on behalf of someone else, reported, via Title IX - the woman or gay man was not feeling safe enuf to report. Yes, there is blowback when one reports. But we can’t be silent.
I am a mandated reporter as a #pediatrician. I *must* report for my patients or face legal consequences. Am same for staff, students, trainees. But in #EmergencyMedicine who do I call if a child may be unsafe at home? Sometimes, cops. Are cops safe?…
I have seen #mentalhealth and entire life paths destroyed by abusers preying on children like: This happened to too many people I know. I have seen institutions intimidate, mislabel, bury stories of the victims. (Some predators wait until 18th birthday.)…
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I have a range of writing & #communication styles

Outside the ED of hospitalist medicine, when I “talk like a man” - direct, unvarnished truths and or “taking up too much space”, there is pushback, affront. Others have noted men with same style as me are👍
In reality women can’t just email or communicate “like a man” for same results. Society *expects* different communication from women.

I’ve never been an exclamation point person but I use smiley faces

These studies + anecdotal experience:

“women don't negotiate for a very simple reason: they sense—correctly—that it will hurt them if they do... when women *do* negotiate... they end up worse off than if they’d kept their mouths shut”

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