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Getting There from Here

02 Jan 2019

By Elizabeth Shaughnessy Much is said and written about beginning one’s surgical career; however less so about advancement.   I am always curious about others who advance. How did they get ther...

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Managing your social media presence

10 Dec 2018

By Lillian Erdahl Social media is omnipresent in our modern society. According to the Pew Research Center, seven out of ten Americans use social media. Even those who do not actively use social med...

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Death & Dying: Finding Meaning in Loss

05 Dec 2018

By Vaidehi Mujumdar April of 2017, Siddhartha Mukherjee wrote a piece in The New Yorker called “Love in the Time of Numbness; Or Doctor Chekhov, Writer.’ The last line was: "Beauty in all of it...

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Dear Pat responds to Offended and Humiliated

26 Nov 2018

Dear Pat,  I went to see a consult the other day in the ED, and the patient kindly informed me that he wanted a different doctor because he felt that "women can't be real doctors." I was so mortif...

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Black Clouds

22 Nov 2018

by Alyssa Brown      “You won’t see much with Dr. C on call this weekend because he’s a white cloud,” mumbled my attending.  I immediately asked what he meant. He gave me a withering lo...