Living in California I have learned that fire can cause devastating destruction when sparks ignite in dry terrains and are propagated by fierce winds. These same catastrophic flames can also be used to refine and purify gold before it is molded into its precious final product. In like manner, life’s flames can devastate and destroy us or refine us. Voices In Medicine is a platform where we can collaborate to harness the ravaging flames of discrimination and use it to cultivate change in medicine.
Many have silently suffered the misfortunes of misguided behavior which has cost advancement or continuation in a chosen field. As a society we should be far beyond this, but the structure of the governing bodies at distinguished institutions condones these broken systems. Future generations deserve to inherent a better legacy. My four daughters are quickly maturing in fortitude, dignity, and character. We need to reshape the professional workforce to accept and harness the strength of this next generation of women so they can recognize their full potential without restraints.
I envision a workplace that is inclusive of people from every background in a way that honors their differences
I envision a workplace that is inclusive of people from every background, uniting physicians by honoring their differences, resulting in innovation. Voices in Medicine amplifies your voice by allowing you to share your experiences in order to cultivate cultural change within medical institutions. Your story matters. If you need a community that gets you, then you have found us. I would love to connect with you in our Facebook Group “Voices In Medicine” or through sharing your story on our Blog or Podcast.