#WomenInMedicine, a History The momentum of ongoing gender dynamic workplace discussion was initially propelled to the forefront in 2013 with Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In. Since then other campaigns for gender equality have sprouted, notably among professional women. Women are harnessing the power of social media as a tool to bring awareness to workplace gender discrepancies.
Intro Before we start talking about the differences a DO and a MD. I want to address the giant elephant in the room: There’s a stigma that DO’s are “less than” doctors somehow. In fact I commonly get these questions when asking about becoming a DO vs. a MD: “Is a DO even a real […]
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine explored the gender roles of career oriented academic MDs in the workplace juxtaposed with domestic responsibilities. Dr. Jolly and colleagues hypothesized that by examining a specific cohort of younger physicians, more likely exposed to dual income households, that there would be few, if any, differences in […]
My Heart Aches Normally Ramadan has impeccable timing for me. After a heartbreak, hardship or burnout, Ramadan comes and I am revitalized. This year Ramadan felt lonely, empty, and dark. My heart aches. I want more and more and more from this month. I wonder, am I being greedy? Or does God love when I […]
2018 is looking to be the year of the woman. In the last few months there have been several groundbreaking movements that have propelled women into the spotlight. The #timesup and #metoo movements have recently harnessed the collective voice of women who have suffered in silence for too long, revealing the frequency of sexual harassment, […]
When I started interviewing for my first job out of fellowship I was nervous. Although I was comfortable as a well rounded critical care expert, I wasn’t sure how to convey my new found power in a humble and sensible manner.
Roozehra Khan, DO, always gravitated toward critical care. As a critical care fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, she developed skills in neurocritical care and point-of-care ultrasound while working in the neuro and trauma ICU. Today, Dr. Khan is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Keck School of Medicine of the University […]
At the end of my critical care fellowship I was rotating at one of our outside facilities and a code blue was called overhead. I ran to it knowing the residents at this facility weren’t the strongest in their ACLS knowledge. When I arrived at the bedside there was a young female running the code […]
“Oh, you’re my doctor? A woman?” Who do you picture walking through the exam room door at your new doctor’s office? Is it the Norman Rockwell depiction of an older, jolly looking male? After residency, I was alarmed at how many patients commented on my age and gender: “How old are you, 12?” or, “Oh, you’re […]
When I first began writing about the “doctor” title, I lead with my personal beliefs but as my research expanded I realized there were so many variables and so many experiences that have shaped other women’s views on being called “doctor.”