Table 2.

Selected Healthcare Hashtags Related to Diversity and Inclusion in Medicine

HashtagDescription and Curated in Healthcare HashtagsYear Hashtag Started Being Used (Volume That Year)
#ilooklikeasurgeonCreated by women surgeons and related to equity and equality for women in the field of surgery. (Curated in Symplur).2013 (<5)
#WomenInMedicineFrom a weekly tweetchat discussing issues that women face in medicine. “The goals … to provide a safe space for the respectful discussion of issues of gender in medicine … an environment that will hopefully begin to shift the culture of medicine forward.” (Curated in Symplur)2010 (<5)
#SheLeads2017Conference hashtag of a Harvard Medical School CME/CNE course for physicians, nurses and other healthcare leaders that focuses on professional development and networking, diversity and inclusion. (Curated in Symplur).2016 (<5)
#seeitbeitAbout women and minority empowerment through role models of the same gender/race/ethnicity. (Not appearing on Symplur).2010 (<5)
#BlackMenInMedicineEven though it was first used in 2013, it did not gain traction until a presentation on the number of African American men in medical school in 2017. Addresses racial diversity for black males. (Curated in Symplur).2013 (<5)
#QuoteHerRelated to leadership for women in medicine and science and women as experts. (Curated in Symplur.)2009 (<50)
#diversityinmedicineGeneral catchphrase about diversity in medicine. Does not appear in Symplur.2012 (<5)