June Newsletter ~ I Dare You
It’s hard to believe that June is already here!
Last month, we celebrated two of my daughters graduating from college and my youngest completing her sophomore year. Now, my family is preparing for my niece Corrine’s wedding in July. It is a time of excitement and new beginnings.
The first of June is “Dare Day”. It is my understanding that we are meant, on this little-known holiday, to challenge others to a friendly dare. What if, on this June 1st, you dare yourself? What is that one thing you’ve been wanting to take action on? That idea that’s been rolling around in your head for a while? Dare yourself to take one step toward accomplishing that thing today— one actionable step, however tiny, toward making that thing a reality.
Go on. I dare you.
Spotlight on Dr. Uché Blackstock
My colleague, Dr. Uché Blackstock, is a remarkable advocate for equity and a wonderful public speaker. She is also the founder of Advancing Health Equity LLC, through which she offers unconscious bias training sessions.
The goal of Advancing Health Equity LLC is to help participants recognize and shift the unconscious biases that negatively impact their lives, relationships, and careers.
Her work is necessary and important. For more information about Advancing Health Equity LLC, unconscious bias training, and speaking engagements, contact Dr. Uché Blackstock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gender Bias in Medicine
An article that appeared on Today last month, The invisible woman? The challenge at the doctor's office every woman needs to know about, outlines the work of Dr. Alyson McGregor, director for the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine at Brown University.
“It’s not malice but a pervasive, implicit sex and gender bias in medicine that’s leading female patients to be misdiagnosed, neglected, dismissed as complainers, accused of being overanxious, mislabeled as depressed or told their symptoms are all in their heads, said physicians who are fighting to change the system. What will it take to improve how women, especially those with chronic health conditions, perceive they are treated by doctors?”
Dr. McGregor is committed to ensuring that all patients get the care that they need for the body they have, not care based on a model irrelevant to their physiology. To learn more about Dr. McGregor’s work, watch her Ted Talk here.
Where to find me in June!
On June 20th, I’ll be speaking in Pennsylvania on Leadership and Personal Branding at Lehigh Valley Medical Center. I’m excited to speak to the medical students at their SELECT medical education program, created by the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Lehigh Valley Health Network.
I'll also be speaking on Communications and Conflict for the New Resident Orientation for Unity Health at White County Medical Center in Searcy, Arkansas on June 24th.
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What do you want to see?
I’m working on some exciting new projects for TracySansonMD and I’d love to know what you’d be interested in seeing on the website. Be in touch. I’d love to hear from you.