#SpeakUpOrtho was created to increase awareness of the harassment, bullying, abuse, and marginalization in orthopaedic surgery and to improve the culture, which may ultimately improve the diversity of our field. Over the past 2 years, there have been several crucial articles on the topics of discrimination, bullying, harassment and microaggressions in surgery. We selected five articles on these important topics. We will summarize the articles and discuss key take home points and provide ample opportunity for questions, comments, and suggestions to make a difference in our field.
Faculty includes: Lisa Cannada, MD, Julie Samora, MD, PhD, MPH, Lattisha Bilbrew, MD, Arianna Gianakos, DO, Jennifer Weiss, MD, Ron Navarro, MD and Sandy Klein, MD.
Whicker E, Williams C, Kirchner G, Khalsa A, Mulcahey MK. What Proportion of Women Orthopaedic Surgeons Report Having Been Sexually Harassed During Residency Training? A Survey Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 Nov;478(11):2598-2606.
Lichstein PM, He JK, Estok D, Prather JC, Dyer GS, Ponce BA; Collaborative Orthopaedic Educational Research Group. What Is the Prevalence of Burnout, Depression, and Substance Use Among Orthopaedic Surgery Residents and What Are the Risk Factors? A Collaborative Orthopaedic Educational Research Group Survey Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 Aug;478(8):1709-1718.
Samora JB; Denning J; Haralabatos S; Luong M; Poon S. Do women experience microaggressions in orthopaedic surgery? Current state and future directions from a survey of women orthopaedists Current Orthopaedic Practice. 31(5):503-507, September/October 2020.
Gianakos AL, LaPorte DM, Mulcahey MK, Weiss JM, Samora JB and Cannada LK. Dear Program Director: Solutions for Handling and Preventing Abusive Behaviors During Surgical Residency Training. JAAOS, 2001.
Gianakos AL, Mulcahey MK, Weiss JM, Samora JB, Shipley NY, Cannada LK and LaPorte DM. #SpeakUpOrtho: Narratives of Women in Orthopaedic Surgery. JAAOS 2021.