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It’s taken a number of years for us to determine the best way to redirect pent-up energy into something meaningful for the healthcare workforce and workplace. So after several months of planning our attack, we’re happy to announce our arrival and our most humble goal: to change the world of medicine for women physicians.

And how do we plan to do this? By Expediting the Inevitable, of course.

What does that even mean? We’re not trying to be mysterious or obtuse. We are not mincing words. We are going to literally speed up the very, very slow current pace of change for integrating women physicians fully, fairly and flexibly into the healthcare workplace. (Sadly, it’s a lot more common than you may realize.)

Even my 10-year legal battle, did not result in changing unfair practices and outdated attitudes. Now, the time is ripe. 50% of graduating medical students and almost the same number of resident trainees are women. Since social change in medicine has not kept up with the shifting demographics of the healthcare workforce, unless we work to adapt the healthcare workplace to the talents, styles and needs of the new healthcare workforce, we as patients, are in for a serious problem. We know that by re-thinking, re-engineering and re-building these environments, everyone can benefit.

Seems simple enough, right? If we work and all help. Here’s our three-pronged approach:

First, we start with transforming healthcare organizations/institutions. We help them change their cultures, processes and environments to be more amenable to the integration of women physicians.

Next, we help women physicians (including pre-meds, medical students, and residents) to transform their careers. Important, vital information, education, mentoring, networking and coaching may be needed so these talented women can integrate well into the healthcare workplace for the benefit of all parties.

Finally, we plan to engage everyone who depends on women and men physicians for their best health: our friends, families, co-workers, and our communities. Join the Inevitable, and you can become inspired, participate in online discussions, create surveys, contribute your insights, hear from experts, socialize with us, or receive our e-newsletter. Or you can just enjoy the satisfaction that comes from being part of a movement that is going somewhere important, exciting, and fun.

It’s all inevitable, really. So, welcome aboard!

15 Notes

  1. Natasha Posted on Thank you for sharing your story. I’m sorry you are in pain, it’s very very diuclffit. Try to stay positive and move forward. Peace and blessings, Natasha

  2. You cudoln’t pay me to ignore these posts!

  3. You care, too. Brighten my day, Join the Inevitable!
    Everyone can make a difference if all of our voices are heard and our insights shared. Just copy that link and you will be on your way!

  4. Posts like this brighten up my day. Thanks for caring

  5. awesome! thanks!

  6. Yes, Alicia I know this goes on in the military. A good friend of mine has oodles of stories to tell. When she returns from abroad, I know she will Join the Inevitable and help to shine a light and bring about change!
    Cierra, thanks for reading and getting involved in the discussion. Your comment might be better in the second post about Hal Scherz, 🙂 although our forum is about anything that will intersect with tapping into the workforce of women physicians. Healthcare reflorm certaininly has a role. What kind of healthcare reform and how it best achieves our goals is a legitimate and necessary discussion. Take it away.

  7. Universal Health Care Pros and Cons provides all detailed info about two countries, Canada and Taiwan, which have successfully implemented universal health care to their citizens. Should Obama Provide Free Universal Health Care for All Americans? What are the pros and cons?

  8. Linda,
    Yikes, I had seen this type of treatment in the Army, I had no idea it was so prevalent in the world of medicine as well. That makes me both frustrated and sad. Now I’m a first-year medical student at KU, let me know if there’s anything I can do to help with that second prong of your approach.

  9. This is awesome! Hope you can post more. I truly admire you. Congratulations. Job well Done – Alyssa Moon

  10. To Susan: Post your question through the Questions section and we can see what other books (besides Albertine’s great suggestions) are recommended.

    To Celesta: Cannot agree more–education is key, but not enough. Women physicians are among the most highly educated in the world, and still they have barriers which make their full participation (and the patient’s greatest benefit) elusive.
    Thanks all for great comments! Pat, I will email you and try to help.

  11. Congrats Linda. The site is great!!!!!

  12. Hi Susan,

    one book which inspired me very deeply is The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist. I would also recommend The Law of Business Attraction by various authors, published by Alive Books. You will also want to read Get Your Woman On due to launch mid June. Both Linda and I are authors in this collective of impassioned visionaries committed to demonstrate a new life/business model for the collaborative success of all with women in leadership positions. Enjoy. 🙂

  13. Thank you, Linda, for your passion and energy.
    I would be interested in people posting recommendations for books to read for women to succeed in leadership positions. I know there are a lot of books out there; which are the good ones?

  14. Thank you Julie for ETI’s first comment! Share ETI with your friends, family and colleagues. And please share with us your knowledge. Ask your questions. Let’s make sure we change what needs to be changed together. We are not alone.

  15. This website is exactly what women in medicine need!! A forum to share, inspire, and get fired up! Thank you!!


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