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Enhancing Support for Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery through Allyship and Targeted Initiatives

Saturday, August 28, 2021

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Avery M. Trudell, BSA, William C. Frankel, BS, Jessica G.Y. Luc, MD, Shanda H. Blackmon, MD, MPH, Lauren Kane, MD, Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, Mara B. Antonoff, MD

In this article, Trudell et al surveyed the Women in Thoracic Surgery membership to assess for characteristics of allyship. Qualities of allyship identified include mentorship, support, and sponsorship; whereas, competitiveness, disrespect, discrimination, stereotyping, unconscious bias, and undermining were reported as detrimental factors.

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