Category: training

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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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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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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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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...

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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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“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...