Category: career development

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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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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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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 Leadership Gap in Surgery

12 Jun 2018

[caption id="attachment_16785" align="alignleft" width="300"] Figure 1- Thoracic Surgery Pipeline[/caption] As more women medical students choose general surgery and surgical subspecialties as a ca...

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The AWS Coaching Project

03 Jun 2018

When I started my residency 7 years ago, not many people talked about physician depression, suicide, or burnout.  It was like a dirty word, there, but hidden beneath the surface as many suffered sile...

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Dear Pat Responds to Surgeon-Mother-to-Be

26 May 2018

Dear Pat, I’m a second-year surgery resident and somewhat older than my co-residents. I am considering getting pregnant during residency, but I am unsure if my co-residents will be supportive. I ...

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Is taking time to do research right for me?

23 May 2018

Is a professional development year right for me? Should I do research? What is the benefit? These were some of the questions raised during the last “hang-out” session hosted by the Resident and As...