Month: April 2014

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Nobody Comes to Work to Do a Bad Job…

30 Apr 2014

by Mary Brandt, MD“She’s really impossible… one of the grumpiest people I’ve ever met. We’ve had nurses come back from escorting patients to her almost in tears… if I worked with her, I...

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Compassion: Lessons from Roshi Joan Halifax

22 Apr 2014

by Mary Brandt, MDIt’s not often that a talk completely changes the way I think about something. I’ve been thinking and speaking about compassion fatigue for many years. I recently had the privil...

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Making time to take care of you.

21 Apr 2014

By: Christina Cellini, MD, FACS, FASCRSIt’s easy for us to get caught up in the day-to-day caring of others – whether patients or family – that we forget to take care of ourselves! I recently ex...

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A bit of kindness

17 Apr 2014

by Amalia Cochran, MDThe following is an excerpt from an email I recently received from a mentee: “I love, love, love surgery, but even as someone who has thrived in this environment, I now acknowle...

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The 2013 AWS Foundation Awards

11 Apr 2014

by: Susan Kaiser, MD, PhD, FACSAWS Foundation AwardsMonday, October 7, 2013Washington DCDr. Susan Pories & Dr. Joyce MajureThe Nina Starr Braunwald Award (given first to Claude Organ MD in 1993), ...

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Health and Surgical Residency

11 Apr 2014

By: Bharti Jasra, MDPeople like me are more interested in talking about healthy living than actually living it, since our lifestyles are often the direct opposite of healthy. This article is based on ...

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Strategies for Wellness in Medical School

11 Apr 2014

by Sophia K. McKinley Medical school presents multiple threats to wellness:  USMLE exams, demanding rotation schedules, and weeks of residency interview travel all pose challenges to healthy...

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Failure

08 Apr 2014

by Mary Brandt, MDDear Dr. Brandt,  I enjoy your blog very much. As a second year medical student, I know that my peers and I all struggle with what we view as ‘failure’ at some point or anot...