Just Read: #WhatADoctorLooksLike – Implicit Bias in Academic Medicine – via JAMA

Just Read: #WhatADoctorLooksLike - Implicit Bias in Academic Medicine - via JAMA

Where I went to medical school (University of Arizona College of Medicine), we had the typical “wall of fame” of all the previous graduating classes prominently mounted, covering the history of the school’s first class from 1967 to the present.

It was amusing to note that as you walked along the wall that the number of women in each class steadily increased, to the year after mine, when for the first time there were more women than men in incoming class.

Except that in retrospect, it wasn’t really funny.

The other thing I noticed was that the Nursing School building, erected a few years after the medical school building next to it, didn’t seem to have very many men’s rooms…

The wall showed another thing, that there were no LGBTQ human beings enrolled in this school. Except that there were. However, all the signs and signals in our curriculum and the behavior of our faculty conspired to keep this just an “allegation.”

And so…we can now measure the impact.

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And I was the man (barely): XX in Health 2015

And I was the man (barely): XX in Health 2015

Wow.

I woke up the day after the 6th XX in Health Retreat (@XXinHealth #XXRetreat) thinking, “what just happened?”

I showed up at the Harvard Club of New York, one of those old world boys club types of places, with lots of paintings of men covering the wood paneled walls (with the exception of one woman) for a day of discussions and workshops with 200 women about innovation, leadership, courage. I left having participated in all those things, and then…

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I AM excited to be part of XXinHealth’s sixth annual women’s retreat

I AM excited to be part of XXinHealth's sixth annual women's retreat

The title of the post says it all. I will be present this year, where I have the honor of facilitating a discussion with Vivienne Ming, Entrepreneur and Scientist (@neuraltheory). We’ll be addressing the concept of a “Post-Gender Business World” which is totally cool, because of my passion around the subject (which is slightly palpable), …

Women’s Wednesday: Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

Women's Wednesday: Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

View Women’s Wednesday – CALGCC 48506 on Flickr.com A pleasure to host a healthy and productive women’s community at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) in conjunction with The Chamber (@DCLGBTBIZ). The courage of Rosie the Riveter and her colleagues continue to inspire (see: Photo Friday: Yes they could shatter glass ceilings. Meeting the women …

Washington, DC 2013 Sheroes of the Movement, Leadership

Washington, DC 2013 Sheroes of the Movement, Leadership

The Office of GLBT Affairs 2013 Sheroes of the Movement Award Winners – Lately I have been meeting people who have what I call I high “humility/experience” ratio. This is a compliment, it means someone who is approachable, and human, and has at the same time accomplished so much that it’s expected that they wouldn’t …

A conversation about consumers and privacy: National Partnership for Women and Families

A conversation about consumers and privacy: National Partnership for Women and Families

Last week, Josh and I went to visit the headquarters of the National Partnership for Women and Families, hosted by Deven McGraw, the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. Deven also happens to be part of PCHIT’s Advisory Group. We were stimulated to learn more about the National Partnership because of Deven’s experience in health policy and …