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Great Q! Esp for #WomeninMedicine already with uphill challenge to promote our own work. Podcast interview > "media coverage", this is substantial teaching (and time commitment). Fortunately for this @thecurbsiders is earns CME so I would put there on CV! 1/n
I think also until CV outlines, educator portfolios, and P&T systems "catch up", find other ways to at least save it not share evidence of reception, impact, "ripple effect"
Ex word document with links #medtwitter comments/discussions 2/n
not trying to be overly self-congratulatory here, but sharing the wisdom esp for #Womeninmedicine of "selling" ourselves...here's a recent example for me. I will save this link on my CV for now in connection w my recent #GrandRounds
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Seven ways an “unbiased” compensation scheme can systematically hurt women. Feel free to add on. #WomenInMedicine
1. Discretionary bonuses calculated internally and nontransparently, open to bias
2. Paid leadership roles allocated in a biased manner
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Interesting question that gets at my central concern about declaring a major interest in advancing careers of #WomeninMedicine or #MinoritiesinMedicine, particularly as a research interest - cc @NarjustDuma
The last time I gave a talk on gender bias in medicine, a faculty member asked me if it had hurt my career to speak on this topic. I was taken aback, but then realized it was a smart question.
It’s a high risk topic for a number of reasons:
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1/This article highlights an urgent need for training faculty and administrators on issues related to gender violence and discrimination in #meded. We have five concerns with the article. #metoo #meded #womeninmedicine #sheforshe #heforshe @caroline_a_king @womeninmedchat
2/ Title IX. This article is missing information about federally mandated reporting processes and protections that legally protect medical students (and all students in the U.S.).
3/Anecdotal beliefs perpetuate harms. A physician expert states “the trainee must amass allies before lodging this complaint…” This is legally incorrect, a single report is enough to trigger Title IX and this reinforces the notion that single reports will not be believed.
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#FridayNightMusings
The end of my week involves reflecting on my week and what I've learned from my experiences & conversations with others. Topics in my awareness are gender inequality in medicine, physician burnout, abuse in healthcare & sharing/oversharing our stories 1/
There are those here who strive to inspire peers, provide a space for connection & rally for change through the various discussion threads. It's clear to me that there's a lot of passion & desire to do great things in the world by those who I follow/see in my feed. 2/
I can also feel the collective frustration/anger/angst/sadness/resignation/sympathy/name that heavy emotion when any of our efforts aimed at success & liberation from system constraints appear to be blocked by injustice, abuse, ineffective strategy or poor communication. 3/
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This weekend I watched #TheAvengersInfinityWar and it made me think of the fierce & diverse network of real-life heroes coming together to advance the careers of #WomenInMedicine
Theg all have different backgrounds and philosophies and approaches. At times they may even be at odds with one another...
But they all aim to elevate women in medicine. Period.

Here are some of them.

(NB: focusing on folks who have made it their *singular* mission to support women physicians)
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This is my commentary on #twitter #movements. Before I go I want to preface this with a statement: I love humans. We're amazing creative & powerful beings. I'm fascinated by human behaviour and the hidden motivations underlying our basic need to belong. 1/
I've observed some movements taking off on Twitter. Some for #MedEd, raising awareness, knowledge sharing, inspiration and sharing failings, wounds & triumphs. Generally they support creative expression in 280 characters. Awesome! 2/
As these movements gain momentum, more people want to join in b/c #belonging. I'm seeing a disturbing trend of sharing experiences of patients/clients to promote how deep & human they are. Some are purely intended, some not. 3/
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Wellbeing preservation in healthcare (within your control)

1. Stable & trusting connections to others
2. Connection to self - meditation, self-reflection, self-examination ie. quiet time
3. Connection to your environment/Nature

#medtwitter #phdchat #MH4Docs #womeninmedicine
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4. Connection to your purpose (your Why) & desire to serve wellbeing of others
5. Peer support & group reflective practice w/ agreements to preserve confidentiality, respect, non-judgement & openness
6. Mentoring by someone who has qualities you want/admire & skills you need

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7. Therapy with someone who can see in you what you can’t ie. your strengths, growing edges & blind spots)
8. Have a life & interests outside of your profession
9. Trust your intuition by listening to it and following through. If something feels ‘off’ it is.

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I have always enjoyed advocating for a largely underserved patient base and try to walk in their shoes to better understand and help care. Read this years ago and still reflecting. Investigative journalist attempts to work and live on minimum wage. amazon.com/gp/aw/d/031262…
Worth a quick read. This, in a way, enlighten my world view. Helped me understand better the barriers to care, the suffering, and much more of the very patients I serve each and every day. #compassion #WomenInMedicine ##advocacy #leadlikeawomen amazon.com/gp/aw/d/031262…
“Millions work fulltime, year round, for poverty-level wages. Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them, inspired by the rhetoric of welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. How does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6/hr?”
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