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10 Secrets to Success as an Academic Surgeon

Academic Surgery - Jersey Style

After recently reading a post on KevinMD entitled “10 Secrets to success as a female surgeon,” by Lauren Crawford a plastic surgeon, I decided to share it on Facebook and Twitter. The post was well written and reasonable. I thought other young female surgeons might enjoy reading the post too.

At first I was surprised by the negative feedback which the blog post received, but as the Twitter conversation went on, it became clear there was a better message to be written. SeeLink to my tweet about itand clips of the conversation below.

 @jonessurgery was the first to reply in a series of tweets. He highlighted the fact that while the article intended to expose the gender inequalities in surgery, it really was pretty mild. The blog focused on stereotypes like don’t be a cry-baby and completely skimmed over other more serious issues, like equal…

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