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A year of radical changes

08 Apr 2021

By Dr. Rocio Carrera  The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives and plans. Almost a year after the world went into quarantine and after countless losses of lives, jobs, and homes, we can finally see...

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“You Matched, Now What?”

22 Mar 2021

By Alicia Greene Congratulations! This is a moment that you will always remember. Many of you have dreamed about being a physician for several years. Not only are you going to be a physician, but you...

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The History and Physical

18 Mar 2021

By Caitlin Burke My mother worked full time when I was in elementary school, and when she came home I would recount my entire school day.  The level of detail I included was unusual – right down t...

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Palliative Care in the TICU

10 Mar 2021

By Bethany Wood Harvey I think it’s a fair assumption to say the Trauma ICU is a bit different than anywhere else in the hospital. Our patients are often in our care unexpectedly; they are ‘healt...

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Communicating Across Differences

05 Mar 2021

By Jaime Lewis and Virginia Shaffer This blog entry is the second in a series of six blogs authored by members of the AWS Clinical Practice Committee writing in collaboration with our society liaison...

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When a Surgery Resident Gets COVID Pneumonia

27 Feb 2021

By Dr. Sara Parmiter I awaken fatigued with body aches, not abnormal for a surgery intern. No one would think twice about taking acetaminophen and going to work. That is how I justify it to myself no...

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One of these things (is not like the other)

18 Feb 2021

Patricia Martinez Quinones  Remember joyfully singing to the Sesame Street tune “one of these things is not like the others, [...] just doesn’t belong, can you tell which is not like the others ...

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Diversity and Inclusion in Surgery

14 Feb 2021

By Yewande Alimi  As we progress through the month of February, the month also dedicated to Black History, I reflect on the notion of diversity and inclusion in the field of surgery. After the gut-w...