Literature coming from business and human resource management suggests that women are over-mentored and under-sponsored. However, if you have been reading reports about women in medicine, then you likely have heard that women are both over-mentored and under-mentored. Where does the truth lie? That depends on various factors including the definitions of these terms. What exactly do these words mean? In the business sector, mentorship is ...

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Our powerful subconscious minds are processing information that we don’t even realize we are taking in, so to achieve gender equity we must actively uncover things that are unintentionally promoting stereotypes. For example, we know that if we want to promote a gender equitable environment that putting portraits of men on the walls of the classrooms would not be ideal. Even if there were one or two women in the mix, ...

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In this day and age, with excellent rehabilitation care available for nearly every injury or illness—no matter how serious—it’s hard to believe that there are millions of people who leave the acute medical system far worse off than they entered it, and aren’t routinely offered rehab.  I’m talking about cancer survivors-- a group of individuals known for their tremendous advocacy abilities.  It’s no surprise that these folks are really starting ...

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