Welcome Emergency Med-Heads (not sure that one worked, but I tried)


In this episode we will discuss the topic of women in emergency medicine with Dr. Esther Choo, MD, MPH of OHSU.  Today we touch on issues such as workplace inequality, sexism, common myths, finding mentors, and the female perspective on working in emergency medicine.  While this may seem like an episode that is intended only for women, that perception could not be farther from the truth.  Unless, however, you are a male physician, who works at an all-male hospital, in that case, please disregard this episode.  Otherwise, it is important for all physicians to acknowledge and address the challenges that our specialty continues to face.  Check out the abundance of interesting references and articles below as you continue to education and support yourself.



Larissa Unruh, MS4

Oregon Health and Science University





FemInEm: https://feminem.org/


AWAEM: http://community.saem.org/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=58595efd-f39b-45ac-93b4-398646d11f4f


AAWEP: https://www.acep.org/aawep/



The Hidden Science in Your Emergency Medicine Research: Gender-Specific Study Design and Analysis: https://vimeo.com/66486803


Characteristics of Women Emergency Physicians: http://ispub.com/IJEICM/4/2/4914


Busting the Myths of the Emergency Medicine Gender Gap: http://epmonthly.com/article/busting-the-myths-of-the-emergency-medicine-gender-gap/


Advancing Emergency Medicine by Incorporating Sex and Gender:  It Benefits Women, It Benefits Men. https://ohsu.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/advancing-emergency-medicine-by-incorporating-sex-and-gender-it-b


Women Physicians, Discrimination, and Burnout: Time for Change: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/women-physicians-discrimination-and-burnout-time_us_592dd684e4b047e77e4c3f2a


FemInEm Esther Choo: https://feminem.org/2015/09/21/advancing-women-in-emergency-medicine/


The Development of Best Practice Recommendations to Support the Hiring, Recruitment, and Advancement of Women Physicians in Emergency Medicine: http://www.saem.org/docs/default-source/awaem/best-practices-awaem.pdf?sfvrsn=cb373dfd_0




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