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The Evolving Surgeon Image

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, May 2018
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47 news outlets
1 blog
181 tweeters
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page


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The Evolving Surgeon Image
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, May 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.5.mhst1-1805
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The stereotype of the abrasive, technically gifted white male surgeon is ubiquitous among members of the public and the medical profession. Yet modern surgeons are far more diverse and socially adept than the stereotype suggests. While the stereotype is largely a relic of days gone by, it continues to influence patients' expectations and surgeons' interactions with their clinical colleagues. The #ILookLikeASurgeon movement and subsequent #NYerORCoverChallenge demonstrate the changing face of surgery and the roles of social media in resisting the social and cultural force of long-standing stereotypes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 31%
Other 2 15%
Student > Master 2 15%
Student > Postgraduate 2 15%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 46%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Arts and Humanities 1 8%
Unknown 4 31%