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#DearPat turns one: a look at the past year

24 Feb 2019

It’s Dear Pat’s anniversary! This month marks the one-year anniversary of the #DearPat column, which was created in 2018 as a collaborative effort between the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) R...

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#HeForShe: A Call for Action

20 Feb 2019

by Apoorve Nayyar “With its unusually large proportion of highly educated and qualified women, medicine should be leading the way in gender equity. Leaders who have it within their power to addre...

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Global Surgery: what is the surgeon’s role?

10 Feb 2019

By Gita Mody and Virginia Litle According to the Lancet’s Commission on Global Surgery, five billion people lack access to safe surgical care worldwide. This lack in healthcare equity exists despit...

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

06 Feb 2019

By Susan Pitt Every year, the Association of Women Surgeons co-hosts a luncheon at the annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) with the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS).  The topic of thi...

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Dear Pat responds to Not Over It Yet

28 Jan 2019

Dear Pat,   A patient that I had been following for several weeks died a few days ago, and I can't seem to stop feeling upset about it. I talked about it with my colleague and he told me to...

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Gimme Shelter

23 Jan 2019

By Alyssa Brown         “It’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away,” blared the music in the OR.   There was a flurry of hands and spurts of blood. But I should start at the be...

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Dealing with Bullying

17 Jan 2019

By Hilary Sanfey MB. BCh. MHPE, FACS, FRCSEd (hon) Bullying is a persistent pattern of mistreatment that includes verbal, nonverbal, psychological, or physical abuse and humiliation. The behavior i...