A published study that shamed female medical professionals for sharing bikini photos had people up in arms on social media.

The study, “Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons,” appeared in the August 2020 edition of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The paper defined inappropriate attire as “pictures in underwear, provocative Halloween costumes, and provocative posing in bikinis/swimwear.”

However, healthcare professionals hit back. They flooded the internet with bikini pics alongside photos of themselves in work gear under the #MedBikini hashtag on Instagram and on Twitter. Scroll down, have a look, and don't forget to upvote your fave pics.

Researchers came under fire for a study they conducted about medical professionals

One doctor explained exactly why the study was sexist

The authors of the study have since apologized, as did the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The paper has also been retracted.

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

this lady rocks!

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Nico Di Angelo
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2 months ago

I like their bathing suits. Very fashionable!

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ElusiveIntrovert
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2 months ago

She rocks both the attires equally.

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Most of the study’s authors have ties to the Boston Medical Center which put out a statement. A BMC spokesman said that the paper was “ill-conceived, poorly executed, and reinforces biases about professionalism and gender” and added that it doesn’t represent the values of the hospital. 

“This paper highlights that we have so much more work to do to eliminate gender bias among our medical community, our training programs, and especially in the care we provide to our patients and the communities we serve,” they said.

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Colin L
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2 months ago

What do they want their medical professionals to swim in? Scrubs?!?

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Robin DJW
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2 months ago

Wow. You rock, doctor! #medbikini

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Oskar vanZandt
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2 months ago

I prefer to see this Doc looking well and happy rather than overworked and unwell!

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The initial backlash was huge. Healthcare professionals criticized the “disturbing” study that concluded that young surgeons ought to be aware of the” permanent public exposure of unprofessional content that can be accessed by peers, patients, and current/future employers.” In other words, the study focused on the footprint that medical pros leave behind on social media and deemed certain things ‘unprofessional.’

The researchers compiled their data by creating ‘neutral’ profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They then used them to look through the social media feeds of young vascular surgeons.

However, medical professionals pointed out that posing in swimwear, enjoying the beach, or having a cocktail to relax didn’t make them any less professional or less committed to their jobs—it made them human.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

girl hit the bedonk lotto, that ain't no implants.

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ElusiveIntrovert
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2 months ago

Are we expecting med professionals to wear scrubs on their vacation? Sighh

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Jessica
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2 months ago

Beautiful

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Oskar vanZandt
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2 months ago

"She can be ANYTHING she wants to be"... exactly. You go, Doc!

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Laugh or not
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2 months ago

31 years of practice? That means she is well into her 50's. Well, damn.

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Lydia Coy
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2 months ago

Another with this awsome duo Argito

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earringnut
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2 months ago

The woman looks good in blue. How she rocks it is her choice.

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Oskar vanZandt
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2 months ago

O my good Lord! She's enjoying a beer while relaxing on holiday!?! Definitely a reprobate...

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Clara Knaub
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2 months ago

I’m glad they censor the surgeries. I don’t have a tolerance towards blood.

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Oskar vanZandt
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2 months ago

Like her attitude in the second pic...

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet she's happier being on that beach having a fun time rather than having all that stress at work... who wouldn't be? (I'd be sitting in the shade under a tree as I have a sun allergy)

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Jake B
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2 months ago

Love to see my male heart doc in this outfit. He'd probably meet with approval by the study. Yes, yes. Men look appropriate in anything.

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AppalachianGuy
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2 months ago

My God, who could complain about something so fabulous? What is wrong with this? I mean her hat is covering her shoulders from the sun. Is that not enough coverage? If you find something provocative in this photo then you are just hoping to find something to turn you on.

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Clara Knaub
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2 months ago

Beautiful in both!

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kasa alex
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2 months ago

Cute!

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Caroline Seguin
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2 months ago

Don't say gorgeous. This is not the point. The point is that she can wear anything she like on her OWN TIME. Fuck that makes me angry

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AppalachianGuy
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2 months ago

This doc seems like she’s more than happy to give a critic an attitude adjustment over her choice of sunbathing attire. I hope there’s a bone specialist in a bathing suit ready help the poor guy.

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KC Lancaster
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2 months ago

Gorgeous and professional!

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AppalachianGuy
Community Member
2 months ago

All women have little black dresses and she looks fabulous in here. What is the big deal? Like Conway Twitty says, she can’t help it if she’s made that way. This, like all the other photos are innocent photos of innocent medical providers.

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Clara Knaub
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2 months ago

I like her hair!

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Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
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2 months ago

Her hair is gorgeous!!!

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alwaysMispelled
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2 months ago

I've never seen scrubs like that, but they look cute and comfy

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Caroline Seguin
Community Member
2 months ago

The hammock isn't complaining about her outfit? I'm not sure you are getting what is going on here? We are saying that a doctor off duty is just a normal person and what she is wearing when not at work is nobody's business

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Russian Otaku
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2 months ago

But where are all the male nurses in bikinis showing support? XD

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