Category: current events

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Happy Five Year Anniversary, AWS Blog!

15 Nov 2018

By Jane Zhao It has been FIVE years since we launched the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS): Inspiring & Encouraging Women Surgeons Blog. AWS launched the blog during a time when there were Z...

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Women in Surgery – How to Deal

07 Nov 2018

There has been a lot of conversation about what is the role of women in the workplace and especially surgery with the #MeToo and #ILookLikeASurgeon campaigns and what are ways we can prepare ourselves...

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Summertime Safety

13 Jun 2018

As a trauma surgeon, there are days of the year that we know will be busy calls. New Year’s Eve, Halloween, and the upcoming Fourth of July. It’s a good reminder that we all need to be safe and...

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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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“Cure Sometimes, Treat Often, Comfort Always”

02 May 2018

Six years ago, I was attending a Pain and Palliative Care Symposium when I heard a medical oncologist say, “We treat disease. We do not treat emotion.” She was an outspoken advocate for palliation...

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The Dickey Amendment: Low-Hanging Fruit

04 Apr 2018

In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, the national discussion about gun violence has been reignited as evidenced by the subsequent student-led protests ...

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A Surgeon’s Scope of Practice

14 Mar 2018

For the 18th year, March has been dedicated to Colorectal Cancer Awareness. Since the mid-2000’s, we have seen a rapid decline in the incidence of colorectal cancer, mainly due to the early detectio...