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It's Martin Luther King Jr. day
In the essence of Dr. King, I'm going to keep it extra real with Twitter this evening. This is particularly aimed at the medical training programs in the Midwest and South. The performative mission statements really have to end. We're sick of it.
Soooooo many programs have these amazing mission statements of supporting diversity, fostering a community of diverse backgrounds, etc...then you look deeper and they've graduated one resident of color in the past decade. They have a homogeneous faculty but their patients aren't.
Another thing that needs to end is the courtesy interview. If you're not actually interested in ranking candidates of color, then don't invite them for an interview (or ask them to rotate at your hospital). It's a trend in medicine and applicants are aware; it's quite insulting.
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@sinanaral on false news

#tweetiatrician peeps, @AmerAcadPeds, @AmerMedicalAssn and @PublicHealth @DrTomFrieden @DrPaulOffit @SaadOmer3 @ASlavitt this is a must watch and Prof Aral’s work is so critical.

People>bots are source of misinformation spread

Must watch @TEDTalks by @sinanaral of @MIT & @MITSloan

Fake news spreads as it invokes surprise & disgust. It is also tied to novelty.

Being negative & relying on creating anger & disgust “wins” over positivity. *sigh*

@AmerAcadPeds #tweetiatrician

I’ve long had a concern over the doctors & #Scicomm who “review” “fake news” out there. Yes content may generate anger & disgust among pro-science followers but how often do you boost the stats of the original fake content?

Have also seen sharing of false info about #STEM peers
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Today, I participated in a med school's day on mental illness. I found myself indescribably moved hearing another panelist's story abt her sister who died by suicide. "Some people ask me if I am angry at my sister...How could I ever be? I'm sad that she suffered so much" A THREAD
Suicide is highly personal and very sensitive. The darkest moment in my life was the day I decided to kill myself 5 years ago. That day, I entered a horrible spiral of hating myself becuz I was going to hurt everyone I loved. Hating myself only made me want to kill myself more.
I made it through that suicide attempt but I hated myself for being willing to hurt everyone I loved. Coming back from that suicide attempt was the hardest thing that I'd ever done in my life. My depression was actually worse after surviving: my body was alive, my soul was not.
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So about COVID & Health Disparities?
What is @emoryhealthcare @GradyHealth doing about this on a Structural Level?
Very Good Question!
It is institutions that we focus on, not just ppl
Let's Begin!
@TheRealDoctorT #ShareTheMicNowMed @arghavan_salles @FutureDocs @EmoryNews
Sometimes there is sooo much going on at once it's hard to keep up.
But let this be the Guide to #DEI at @EmoryUniversity!
Follow me and I'll show you around.
Don't stop at the attractions too long you may get lost,
But Do follow everyone who is linked! 😉
#DEI introducing @EmoryDOMRyse #DOING THE #WORK!
Vision Statement: "To be a destination and model for inclusive caring, training, development, and celebration of a diverse patient population and workforce"
@TypicallySilent #ShareTheMicNowMed
@arghavan_salles @DrHowardLiu
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1/ I'd like everyone to meet @UCSF med student @Abdi_Abdullahi_ (right). Abdi will be taking over my twitter feed tomorrow, June 26 for #ShareTheMicNowMed where we're giving focus and attention to #BlackMenInMedicine

A preamble for what's to come... Image
2/ From @Abdi_Abdullahi_ : "I’m a 3rd yr med student @UCSF, originally from San Diego and a proud first-gen student. Interested in #MedEd, #healthdisparities, politics, writing, and for the sake of speaking it into existence: future Med/Peds physician and Dean of Admissions!" Image
3/ Also, in picture above is @UCSF med student @KidaneMD - another rising star here in SF. Both deserve your ear and hope #ShareTheMicNowMed urges further conversation and understanding around #BlackMenInMedicine
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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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To our young leaders yearning and fighting for justice,

When the dust settles down and you have time to look back at the events that unfolded since the murder of #GeorgeFloyd, I want you to look at a few things.
I want you to look at the system and where it has failed George. I want you to look at the police and how they’re trained to use deadly force without oversight. The local and regional politics that influence it.
The legal system that could have been the check/balance holding the police accountable for their brutality. The coroner or medical examiner whose autopsy results could’ve been delivered without speculation and victim-blaming.
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Alright #MedTwitter for my followers who are allies to that black community, I must inform you that the #CentralParkKaren incident occurs for most black men in every aspect of their life. This includes medicine, except instead of the police it’s “administration”. 1/x
Every time I’m asked to give feedback I have to choose my words very carefully. Because the minute I say something the other person doesn’t like, there’s a very likely chance the situation will escalate and result in me being reported. 2/x
Even if I am absolutely correct. Even if I was explicitly asked for feedback. Even if I’ve had a smile on my face the entire conversation. Even if I have endorsed my willingness to discuss the topic further. 2/x
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A Tweetstorm!

Black people are so tired. 😓. I am soooo tired.

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
2/ We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).

We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).

We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis).

We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).

We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)

We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
3/ We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).

We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).

We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).

We can’t hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell).

We can’t party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
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1). “Freedom is a road seldom traveled by the multitude”— Renaldo Williams started his #chieftalk this morning @VUMCSurgRes with this Frederick Douglass quote— and took us down several personal roads in an incredibly thoughtful and moving #grandrounds. Thread follows....
2). It was about roads— the many different types of roads that get us from one place to another— some unmarked, some treacherous, some worn, some patched. And he reflected on his road— from Holmes County #Mississippi where 45% live in poverty.
3). To successfully navigate any road, you need a map and a compass (value systems), rest stops (opportunities that open doors), and guides (mentors).
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In today's @ASALifeline MMO, learned about Dr Herman Barnett's accomplishments & strife. Thanks @marydahlen: "It’s clear that more needs to be done for equality, both in society overall and in medicine and anesthesiology specifically." #BlackMeninMedicine #BlackHistoryMonth

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Dr. Barnett was a fighter pilot in WW2, followed by 1st African-American medical student in Texas, at UTMB...although not without controversy, prejudice, & discrimination. Graduated cum laude, pursued surgery residency, then anesthesiology residency.

A great leader & physician, he was appointed to Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, & elected president of Houston Independent School District (1st African-American in both positions). Sadly, his potential & life were cut short by a tragic plan accident at 47 y.

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Thread: I am getting tons of msgs from fellows since a few recent talks at @hopkinskimmel, @SocTransOnc Fellows Forum, etc, + Twitter. I am happy to hear from all of you, esp the many people interested in #regulatory science. But many similar Qs, so here goes w/ resources!
@hopkinskimmel @SocTransOnc The #FDA_ASCOFellowsDay is a 1d workshop for #hematology & #oncology fellows in last yr (+ lim # of next to last yr) of training. It happens 2x/yr (fall & spring) on FDA campus in MD & 1x/yr at @ASCO Annual Mtg (1/2 day on Fri am). Applications for #ASCO20 one will open soon. 2/X
@hopkinskimmel @SocTransOnc @ASCO Our next one at the FDA campus is coming up on 3/10/20 (already full). This is a screenshot w/ high-level overview of it, and here's the link where you'll find application instructions for the next one once it opens in a few wks:… 3/X
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1/What bothers me the most about medical providers today is not that they aren't intelligent. They most certainly are.

It's that they lack a sense of urgency with patients even when the facts are RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM. Here are some examples:
An 87 year old man with high blood pressure and heart disease has leg pain and non-healing leg ulcers.

Tests show 2 of 3 leg arteries are 100% blocked. The pain is so bad he sleeps sitting up.

He is told to follow up as an outpatient to get ultrasound and cardiac clearance.
A 28 year old man with HIV has a new diagnosis of syphilis, headaches, and blurry vision.

STI guidelines state a new syphilis diagnosis with neurologic/visual symptoms should get spinal tap/eye exam.

He is told he doesn't need that, gets 1 shot penicillin and sent home.
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BEFORE READING THIS THREAD, do you think this statement is TRUE or FALSE?

Despite being a documented #epidemic for decades, @HHSGov's #CenterForDiseaseControl(@CDCgov) intentionally obstructs its collecting #statistics on what causes at least 10% of deaths NEEDLESSLY every year.

HINT: You already know of these systemic #DataScams due to #PublicCorruption & #RegulatoryCapture:

🤥#UScensus is maliciously biased

Thread coming soon about #CauseOfDeath #DataFraud

#AmericanSwamp #MedicalControlFraud

ANOTHER HINT: My inability to escape intrahospital, interhospital & health/disability insurers’ #ConspiracyAgainstRights using #MedicalControlFrauds exposes motive of the right answer.

Watch this video later to understand #PublicCorruption by example📽️
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✨🗣 Exciting news y'all!!! 🗣✨

The Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine and Health Justice ( is excited to announce its inaugural....

Freedom School Healing & Health Justice Fellowship!!

It's lit! We out here!! 🙅🏽‍♀️🔥🔥🔥 Image
We've heard from y'alls inquiries on how we build interdisciplinary coalitions for health justice. This fellowship is a 9-month opportunity for people committed to creating intersectional healing, initiatives that advocate for collective liberation and healing for all people.
Through this fellowship, we believe we can most effectively cultivate and learn from leaders who embody our Freedom School philosophy: Healing and transforming ourselves as we transform and heal our communities. Change starts with us.
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