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The Evolving Surgeon Image

Overview of attention for article published in The AMA Journal of Ethic, May 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 2,797)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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news
48 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
164 X users
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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27 Dimensions

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20 Mendeley
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Title
The Evolving Surgeon Image
Published in
The AMA Journal of Ethic, May 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.5.mhst1-1805
Pubmed ID
Authors

Heather J Logghe, Tyler Rouse, Alec Beekley, Rajesh Aggarwal

Abstract

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 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 30%
Other 2 10%
Student > Postgraduate 2 10%
Student > Master 2 10%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Other 4 20%
Unknown 3 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 40%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 7 35%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 506. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 May 2023.
All research outputs
#52,818
of 26,124,608 outputs
Outputs from The AMA Journal of Ethic
#9
of 2,797 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,180
of 342,915 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The AMA Journal of Ethic
#1
of 40 outputs
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