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Learned so much in this evening's @AACI_Cancer@ webinar on physician use of social media! Dr. @fumikochino highlighted sev successful research collaborations that began via #SoMe & said that Twitter has helped a lot with the "hustle" all #MedTwitter junior faculty face.
Dr. @SyedAAhmad5, who began tweeting during the #pandemic, highlighted opportunities to expand reach of #MedEd via #SoMe. For example, he taught this to #MedStudentTwitter, then realized there was no reason the learning needed to be confined to his operating room. cc @AACI_Cancer
Drs. @Jasosamd, @fumikochino, & @SyedAAhmad5 provided examples of using #SoMe to inform #MedTwitter, #SurgTwitter, & the pt #advocacy community about one's own research, as well as to promote the work of colleagues, esp mentees.
#mentorship #HeForShe #SheForShe
cc @AACI_Cancer
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During surgical residency, I saw that we can unintentionally and unknowingly perpetuate certain norms, which can be unhealthy

This includes doing or not doing something, saying or not saying something.

Here are 5 things that I have since become aware of 🧵//
1. Sending non-urgent work messages overnight and during weekends can perpetuate a lack of work-life boundaries

Even if your intention is to get stuff done whenever you can, this sends a message that no hours are off limits to others!

Try to schedule them for the morning.
2. Posting all of your publications, awards, and grants on social media can perpetuate a collective anxiety in all of us about not being productive enough.

Of course, it’s something to celebrate, but let’s be mindful how other people reading this can feel if we all do this
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Surgery rotations are one-of-a-kind experiences.

In some ways it resembles an endurance race, and in others ways, an audition.

How can you do the best you can on your surgery rotation? A thread. 🧵 ... /
1.Pace yourself

It’s tempting to start with an all-out sprint but this is a marathon. It is potentially the rest of your life

Find a pace that allows you to feel challenged, but also leaves you some reserve to learn, feel content, and push harder when the opportunity comes
2.Observe, pause, observe, then reach

My 1st surgical rotation reminded me of when I immigrated here.

I was entering a new community, with an open-mind.

Surgery has its own language, and culture. Observe them with all of the curiosity and respect it deserves.
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When applying to residency, most people dread writing personal statements.

Having written and given feedback on many personal essays over the years, here are 5 tips that I think can make it a little easier. // 🧵
1.Writing a personal statement requires reflection, not invention.

Remember that 99% of your essay is already written because you’ve spent the last however many years searching for and refining your reasons.

Ask yourself... /
...what has kept you going through some of your worst days? What would you tell a person who doesn't think you can do it?

The answers you are looking for are hidden behind those questions. /
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Don't miss our recent episode drop--featuring a stellar #surgeonscientist, Dr. Paul Cederna, of @UMich. Sitting down with Dr. Cederna, @bejansaeedi & Nusaiba chat with Dr. Cederna about mentorship and training and retaining #surgeonscientists
Dr. Cederna received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from the @UMichEngineering and his MD degree from the @umichmedicine, before continuing on to residency in General Surgery and a fellowship in Microsurgery at @IowaMed @UIowa_surgery.
He then returned to Ann Arbor for a fellowship in plastic surgery at @umichmedicine and postdoctoral training in the Muscle Mechanics lab @UMich, where he subsequently joined the faculty.
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Hi y’all!
I’m Brittany (@BKendallMD)

A young trauma surgeon, & assistant professor of surgery at @TTUHSCSurgery.
I’m also “mama” to K + T.

I love both my jobs very much, & want to share today on #AASTagAlong what it’s like! Feel free to ask❓too!
#MedStudentTwitter #SurgTwitter ImageImage
Dressed for the day & off to work!
My day starts between 5-6am depending on what I need to accomplish at work, or when my 3yr old wakes up 😉
MAJOR Trauma surgeon perk: wearing blue pajamas (scrubs!) every day for work.
Days I’m not on shift I get kiddos ready for school! ImageImage
PS: I’ve noticed all surgeons fall into two categories:

1. Those who use tennis shoes as a way to express themselves and style up their scrubs depending on their mood.
2. Those who commit to 1 pair of @Dansko / clogs / @Crocs & wear them until they’re no longer recognizable Image
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I sent a long letter to my Department @BMCSurgery @The_BMC @BUMedicine about the @JVascSurg retracted article today. Too long for @Twitter. It's hard to express shame, sadness, regret, anger, gratitude, solidarity, and resolution in 64 or 128 characters.
Dear @BMCSurgery: This @JVascSurg #medbikini is not who we are. We stand for #ExceptionalCareWithoutException. We stand for justice. We advocate on social issues, including gun control and reproductive health. We assert that #BlackLivesMatter @The_BMC @BUMedicine
We are not quiet about who we are, and we have Pride 🏳️‍🌈in who we love. While we do scrub for operations that save & improve our patients’ lives, we do not “scrub” our professional lives of what we do for fun. And we love having full lives. We do not judge.
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On #restraints.

If you’ve ever tried to order restraints on a combative or agitated patient in the hospital, you’d be met with multiple orders to sign, calls to house supervisors to get approval, maybe even hunting for keys to get to them.
And these are wrist restraints and mittens.


Because they pose a risk to patient safety.…
So we have oversight by the Joint Commission and strict guidelines on how we use restraints to physically restrain patients. For their safety and the safety of our staff.
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Hey @AubriWasHerName, I’m going to respond publicly because I think you ask a great question that others may want answered as well: can you have a family in #Surgery, particularly #CTSurgery? Short answer: yes! But I’ll say more.

So first, a bit of my background: I’m an incoming gen surg resident and will pursue a CT fellowship. I have 2 kids, a 6yo stepson and a 2mo old. I was raised by a female CT surgeon who had 4 kids in gen surg residency (shoutout @jschwabe). My wife is a hospitalist attending.

Surgery has gotten much friendlier to work/life balance, but training will be very hard no matter what. Your husband will be working 80+ hrs/week for 5-8 years. That’s challenging. But doable! Having a support system is CRUCIAL.

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