I write a *ton* of promotions letters and lemme say: WOMEN, YOU ARE GOING UP WAY, WAY TOO LATE.
I mean this in terms of both time and accomplishments. Typically, it is both. I can't fill in the blanks and guess what happened that allows productive women to languish to years 10 or 15 until going up for promotion.
But I'm guessing it's lack of good advice and mentorship at years 0, 3, 5... Lack of sponsorship. Lack of investment and ownership of progress of women faculty by those in charge of promotion.
Imagine that there is a terrible disease that is striking down Americans across the country. 2/
This disease is an age-old affliction. It has been with us, as far as we can tell, since the dawn of mankind. In the United States in modern times, however, it has become a particularly devastating problem, as it has a propensity for our youth. 3/
Of course there’s always some natural attrition, but by and large the team is stable. We know each other & have a high degree of mind meld.
Many of my charge nurses can communicate a ton to me with a word, a look. I'll never forget the start of one of the toughest, sickest cases I've ever managed. It started with my long-time charge nurse sticking her head in the door...
For National Women Physicians' Day #NWPD tomorrow, I thought I'd share a few points from my talk on gender bias in medicine. /1
The salary gap is real; it is not explained away by obvious confounders; it is not going away on its own. [Seabury SA et al. Trends in the earnings of male and female health care professionals in the United States, 1987 to 2010. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(18):1748-1750] 2/
For most academic departments nationally, there are more male leaders WITH mustaches than female leaders. My friend @linos_eleni has coined this the "mustache index." 3/
Statement by Murkowski: “Repealing the individual mandate simply restores to people the freedom to choose.” Breathtakingly, deliberately obtuse characterizion of the impact of the individual mandate. 1/
She focuses on the people who choose to take a risk by remaining uninsured & says she wants to lift their burden: newsminer.com/opinion/commun… 2/
With no mention of what this repeal does to people who ARE insured, who can “choose” to stay insured but prob can’t afford it 3/