In medicine, we learn that diseases usually have a clearly defined cause, distinguishing symptoms and treatment options.
Syndromes, conversely, are groups of symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular condition. Syndromes are often multifactorial and experienced differently by individuals, thus more complicated to manage.
As female colleagues, we have bonded over shared interests and passions for achieving gender and racial equity in health care. Last fall, we began to address gender bias and discrimination in our own Department of Family and Community Medicine by cohosting our