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On Becoming A Woman Surgeon Scientist

13 Sep 2018

By Ashley M. Holder Although a surgical career is becoming a path more traveled by women, few of them are pursuing the track of surgeon scientist.  In an era when fewer surgeons, regardless of gende...

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What Interviewers Don’t Say

10 Sep 2018

AWS National Medical Student Committee Tweetchat September 17, 2018 8 PM EST By Shree Agrawal Congratulations! You have finished your third year of medical school, and hopefully you are nearing ...

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Oh What A Night: An Interns Guide to Staying Afloat

06 Sep 2018

By Rachael Sundland As a brand new baby intern, the prospect of starting off with a month of night call feels like someone has just handed you the keys to a cruise ship and asked you to sail across t...

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Have you asked for it?

31 Aug 2018

By Ko Un ‘Clara’ Park When I was a trainee, my co-trainee was getting her manuscript finalized for submission, "It says the submission fee is $60."  Sure, sixty dollars isn’t a lot of money ...

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What potential impact do surgeons have on breastfeeding?

23 Aug 2018

By Nikki Mills In celebration and recognition of breastfeeding awareness month, I decided to write an article for the Association of Women Surgeons weekly blog. Some female surgeons have first hand...

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Succession is the key for change

16 Aug 2018

By Susana Vargas-Pinto I recently had a casual conversation about fellowship with one of our Chief residents who matched into cardiothoracic surgery, which lit up my curiosity and expectation. “I...

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The Changing Face of Medicine: Part Two

12 Aug 2018

We are celebrating five years of the AWS Inspiring and Encouraging Women Surgeons Blog! First of all, we want to thank all of our members for contributing to the blog. You have shared your wins, ho...

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Not All Surgeons Fit the Stereotype

09 Aug 2018

I recently went to my high school reunion where a classmate said to me “you seem too nice to be a surgeon”. It was a reminder to me that the stereotype of the mean, angry surgeon as recently discu...

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The Keyboard is Mightier than the Sword

03 Aug 2018

By Suzanne M. Murphy In a world where most people are connected on one or more social media platforms, the power of a social media campaign has never been higher. It is estimated that in 2019, 2.77 b...