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April Newsletter for the Association of Women in Rheumatology
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APRIL NEWSLETTER
Every month, the Association of Women in Rheumatology (AWIR) will be sending a newsletter with information and updates from AWIR and other Rheumatology/Industry news. 
This month's newsletter has much emphasis on being female rheumatologists and the array of issues that face us everyday with a look at specific female physician issues - Mommy guilt, being a woman physician, good and bad stats on women in medicine and maternity leave to name a few.
AWIR is busy preparing for a grand West Coast meeting in Scottsdale, AZ at the Hyatt Regency May 19 -22, 2016.

With networking, building confidence, avoiding Corporate burnout and learning about practice management issues attendees will be very busy. We are very thankful to our Pharma partners and collaborators.

Fellows can attend this great conference for free with membership and conference fees covered by AWIR. Additionally travel and hotel will be reimbursed by AWIR. This is an excellent opportunity for fellows to become engaged with practicing female rheumatologists.

 
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AWIR will be at Congress of Clinical Rheumatology ready to share everything AWIR at our booth May 12-15 in Destin, FL. We will be networking with all of the rheumatologists there. Come and see us so that you can be aware of AWIR.

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AWIR Board Member, Dr Thalia Ramanujam represented AWIR at the American Medical Women’s Association annual meeting March 12, 2016. We are very excited about our networking at American Medical Women’s Association last month with our representative Board Director, Dr. Ramanujam. Learn more about this outstanding Woman’s organization since 1915 at www.amwa-doc.org.

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A number of state society meetings have been attended by our AWIR members to include: Texas, North Carolina and West Virginia. Drs Petrone and Melton are working hard in Texas and North Carolina to recruit ladies in their respective states. A heroic effort has been rendered by AWIR President, Dr. Grace Wright as she has crisscrossed the US a few times this month in recruiting efforts for all things AWIR.

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We are thrilled to begin a new effort with a Clinical Trials Consortium. Dr. Gail Kerr will be heading this effort as the Director. Her skills are well documented in her published work.

Women in Medicine News

Why are Women Doctors Underpaid and Undervalued?

Female physicians are underpaid and undervalued. This issue is not a mystery and why is explained here.

Read the full article
 


The Struggle of Mommy-guilt in Physician-Mothers is Real

Have you ever headed to work and left your child in daycare and thought what am I doing?  The demands for your time is split in so many ways. The guilt is real.


 
When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
 
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
 
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpu
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Maternity Leave for Physicians

Maternity leave is a very serious business with more females training as physicians. The profession has a way to go to get this vital policy right for all of our child bearing female students, residents, fellows and attending physicians.


 
When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
 
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
 
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpu
Read the full article
 
 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/worklife-balance/six-ways-physicians-can-find-free-time?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=18022016#sthash.eCOlX6sJ.dpuf
 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/worklife-balance/six-ways-physicians-can-find-free-time?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=18022016#sthash.eCOlX6sJ.dpuf
On Being a Woman Physician
 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/worklife-balance/six-ways-physicians-can-find-free-time?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=18022016#sthash.eCOlX6sJ.dpuf


Being a woman physician has been a struggle for decades. It is a grand honor to be a woman physician but our differences are real and bring other problems. Recognize our unique differences and stay strong.

 
When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
Read the full article
 
Strategies to Help Physicians Build Stress Resiliency - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/worklife-balance/strategies-help-physicians-build-stress-resiliency?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=25022016#sthash.JqnLRJPq.dpuf
The Good and Bad Statistics on Women in Medicine


Ever wonder about how  many females and males are actually studying medicine? What does this mean for leadership positions in medicine?
Get the stats here…


 
When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
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