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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD
Bariatric and foregut surgeon | physician wellness | feminist | yogini | Founder
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SOARD Journal 8h
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Investigating racial disparities in referrals
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD 13h
Cheers to that!
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD 13h
Replying to @IdiotTracker
The alternative is simply acknowledging that we are not living in a meritocracy.
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Vinny Arora MD MAPP 17h
❤️ Sunday NYT supplement on with BIG nod to working women -covers and lots more (and yes we get old school print edition)
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD 13h
So much good stuff in there! I especially liked the bit about finding your “zone of genius.” For most of us, if we can get paid to do what is in our zone of genius we will be delighted!
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD 16h
Appreciate your thoughtfulness, as always. Agree leaders have huge impact on the workplace, so having the right people in place is important.
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD 17h
For sure that’s possible!
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD 17h
Thank you 🙏
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD Jun 16
Actually don’t think that’s always true. Might be true for some people in some settings, but especially for women and minorities being authentic can be problematic, depending on workplace culture. This is unrelated to emotions and more about personal expression.
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Ana Gleisner Jun 16
Spot on! It’s not that effort shouldn’t be recognized. It’s the fact that people believe their success is due to their effort alone when is also (and largely) due to luck (including genetic/social) and privilege
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD Jun 16
Agree with you both!
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD Jun 16
Yes, changing selection criteria would likely result in different kinds of leaders. Just wanted to add that no matter how leaders are selected, they will likely feel they got there on merit alone and may not be open to other ideas.
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD Jun 16
It can be hard for people to accept that they did not receive their title solely on their own merits. If you then confront them with the reality—that we all are helped along the way—it feels like an insult. On the other hand, believing they 100% earned it makes them feel good.
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Jessi Gold Jun 16
“It’s like a priest moving from one parish to another when there’s inappropriate behavior going on” We call it passing the trash and it is FAR TOO common a practice. cc
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD Jun 16
Replying to @dharrissherling
The piece is really about the myth of meritocracy, rather than saying an actual meritocracy would be bad. The problem is thinking we have a meritocracy when we don’t—paradoxically enables more discrimination.
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Briana Ruíz Christophers Jun 16
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Tom Varghese Jr. MD Jun 16
Fantastic article by reflecting on statement from this past week. Highly recommended read. HT
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Erin D. Michos, M.D. Jun 16
I love all this renewed interest in ending . My next hope is to also end - papers with an uncomfortable long list (>5) of all male authors. Some papers in my collection have 10-15 all male authors. Get some diversity on your reserach teams! It's good science!
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD Jun 16
“Despite the moral assurance and personal flattery that meritocracy offers...it ought to be abandoned...as a belief about how the world works & as a general social ideal. It’s false, & ...encourages selfishness, discrimination, & indifference to the plight of the unfortunate.”
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Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD Jun 15
Replying to @EKing719 @bruce_y_lee
He was also talking about the value of diversity in evolution, the microbiome, etc :). I’m curious about the stuffed animal collections...
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