As we continue to examine unconscious bias, not calling attention to examples such as these when they occur will only serve to perpetuate the problem. We’ve earned the right, as our male colleagues enjoy, to be addressed as doctor, and we count on the media to help us recognize these biases. We can and must do better.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 37 – No 07 – July 2018
Dr. Heron is professor and vice chair of administrative affairs in the department of emergency medicine, assistant dean of clinical education and student affairs, and associate director for education and training at the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
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