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“Are you doing my surgery?”: Addressing Microaggressions in Surgery

16 May 2019

By Eva M. Luo, MD, MBA and Rose L. Molina, MD, MPH “Lucy” is a new patient in the Gynecologic Oncology Clinic and she is visibly anxious. As you carefully explain your recommendation for s...

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Waiting Your Turn

08 May 2019

By Alyssa Brown I remember very clearly the first time I heard about Match Day.  We were sitting in the lecture hall, and we stopped lecture to watch the live stream of Match Day.  This was almo...

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Transitioning into an educator

01 May 2019

By Madeline B. Torres As a schoolkid, I associated July with hot Summer days at the pool with friends. Now, as I wrap up my research years at the National Cancer Institute, July reminds me of the ...

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Becoming Human Again

24 Apr 2019

By Susana Vargas-Pinto Sign out. Rounds. Run the list. Check labs and images. Do the orders, start the notes and check my ‘to-do-list’ boxes for the day. Done! A series of events perfectly orc...

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How soon is too soon?

17 Apr 2019

“Fifty percent of physicians leave their first job within 5 years.”  This statistic rang through my head as I sat looking at the computer screen.  My mentor from fellowship had emailed ...

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The Give and Take of Surgery

11 Apr 2019

By Simone Betchen I recently applied to an executive MBA program and was asked the essay question based on Adam Grant’s groundbreaking TedTalk “Are You a Giver or a Taker?”.  He describes t...

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You Matched, Now What?

08 Apr 2019

By Camila Guetter Congratulations! After years of preparation and a long interview trail, you have matched! And although this very important step is finally over, another even more crucial journey...