AAOS Now, September 2020
Should We Endorse Groups Outside of Medical Organizations in the Name of Diversity?
Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to the article “A Public Health Crisis: Racism and Racial Disparities,” which appeared in the June issue of AAOS Now.
Out of the Closet: Physician Endures Through DADT and DOMA
Growing up as a tomboy in the conservative, heavily Christian town of Springfield, Mo., I yearned to be “normal.” I dated men because that was what I was supposed to do.
Stop Talking About Diversity and Do Something
Orthopaedic surgeon partners discuss their perspective on diversity awareness and how their organization developed a diversity and inclusion committee to drive meaningful discussions and changes related to workplace diversity.
Advice from Male Leaders on How to Mentor in the #MeToo Era
The Diversity Advisory Board, which reports to the AAOS Board of Directors and the Membership Council, sponsored a webinar titled “Mentoring in the #MeToo Era,” which included a panel of some of the 2020 Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society “He For She” Award nominees.
The ‘Hidden Curriculum’ for Trainees of Color
“It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil.” —W.E.B. Du Bois.
First Female System Chair at Mount Sinai Excels by Focusing on Being ‘the Best You Can Possibly Be’
Leesa Galatz, MD, FAAOS, has served as Mount Sinai Professor and System Chair of the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York since 2015.
Female Osteopathic Surgeons: Show Me the Numbers
In orthopaedics specifically, men have far outnumbered women. Yet the authors’ osteopathic training institution was able to boast a female orthopaedic trainee rate of approximately 20 percent while under the leadership of Carl Mogil, DO, who is recognized by many within AOAO as being a champion for improving gender disparity in orthopaedic training.
Helen Octavia Dickens, MD: Not a Myth, but Rather a Legend
In West Philadelphia, a silver placard marks the Helen O. Dickens Center for Women, the Penn Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The tangible symbol not only acknowledges the achievements of Helen Octavia Dickens, MD, but also maintains her enduring presence on the front lines of health care in the United States.