Category: women

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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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Becoming a Woman in Surgery

25 Oct 2018

by Rachel Salinas Becoming a surgeon is an intimidating endeavor. The moment I said it out loud, people would comment on how hard the hours are, how mentally and emotionally exhausting this career...

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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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Parental Leave for Surgeons

18 Feb 2018

By Virginia R. Litle MD and Mara B. Antonoff MD Our upcoming Tweet Chat will take place on Monday February 26th, 8 pm ET. “Take your full maternity leave,” writes Myriam Curet in Navigating Your...

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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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AWS 2017: A Few Ships By The Bay

09 Nov 2017

The AWS Conference on October 21st was a full day with a scientific session, professional development panels, and a broad range of networking opportunities that originated as a simple sign for a break...

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For When the Pipe Bursts

30 Aug 2017

By Shree Agrawal Approximately half of matriculated medical students identify as female with numbers in surgical training steadily increasing to potentially also account for half of postgraduate tr...

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Golden August

24 Aug 2017

By Camila R. Guetter Created in 1992 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), the World Breastfeeding Week completed its 25th edition this year. During the first week of August, campa...

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BLOG for FINDING FRIENDS

09 Aug 2017

By Beth Shaughnessy This lifestyle we have chosen seems to come in 4-5 year runs, Each new phase of training means we may have to pick up and move somewhere else, again. At least until we get that ...