Improving workplace culture for MDs


Improving care for diverse patients requires improving the workplace culture for physicians. We investigate burnout and support among physicians with the goal of creating system change for a healthy and resilient work force. Women and people of color remain under-represented in academic medicine, and we aim to shed a light on the challenges we face within our professions. We believe that changing the face of academic medicine to better reflect our diverse patients is a critical pathways towards achieving health equity.

Selected publications

Gupta K, Lisker S, Rivadeneira NA, Mangurian C, Linos E, Sarkar U.
Decisions and repercussions of second victim experiences for mothers in medicine (SAVE DR MoM). BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Jul;28(7):564-573. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008372. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Hemmat S, Khoong EC, Sharma AE, Sarkar U. Sharing Stories, Searching for Solutions: Sexual Harassment of Physicians by Patients. Am J Med. 2019 Jul 9. pii: S0002-9343(19)30517-0. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.05.036.

Rojek AE, Khanna R, Yim JWL, Gardner R, Lisker S, Hauer KE, Lucey C, Sarkar U. Differences in Narrative Language in Evaluations of Medical Students by Gender and Under-represented Minority Status. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 May;34(5):684-691. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-04889-9.

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