Category: professionalism

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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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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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Diversity & Inclusion in Surgery

17 Apr 2018

By Shree Agrawal Join in our upcoming Tweetchat in partnership with Association of Academic Surgery (AAS) on Monday, April 23, 8 pm ET. To participate, be sure to follow the moderators for this ch...

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“Dear Pat”: Providing Answers to Questions from Surgical Residents and Fellows

25 Feb 2018

The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) is excited to announce the start of a new resident and fellow focused blog titled, “Dear Pat”. “Dear Pat” will answer questions about issues that are pe...

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Sexual Harassment in Medicine

14 Feb 2018

I recently came across an LA Times headline asking, "Will Medicine be the next field to face a sexual harassment reckoning?" By now, we are all familiar with the Harvey Weinstein story and witnessed t...

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Mentorship is a Two-Way Street

01 Feb 2018

I almost cancelled. It had taken us about 4 months to set up this meeting, but it had been a long week of operating and I was tired; I just wanted to go home, read for my cases, and go to bed. I ha...