Month: January 2014



29 Jan 2014

by Erin W. Gilbert, MD “Your job gives you authority. Your behavior gives you respect.” —Irwin Federman, general partner at U.S. Venture PartnersThroughout my surgical training I blindly a...


Green Solutions for the Operating Room

27 Jan 2014

In 2013, the Association of Women Surgeons sponsored its second Green Solutions for the Operating Room Contest in a partnership with Practice Greenhealth.  We received many innovative and creativ...


Join our team

23 Jan 2014

Surgeons, residents, med students: Looking for a leadership opportunity? Get involved with the Association of Women Surgeons through social media! We need tweeters, bloggers, and Facebook fanatics to ...


What I learned about negotiation while getting ready for my first job interview.

17 Jan 2014

by Kaitlyn Kelly, MDAssistant Professor of Surgery UC San Diego, Division of Surgical OncologyI recently made the transition from fellow to attending. As I was getting ready for my first job inte...


Negotiation, like tying surgical knots, is a learned skill.

16 Jan 2014

by Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBAEndocrine and Breast Oncology SurgeonProfessor of Surgery - Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine W...


Creating your own academic timeline

09 Jan 2014

by Christina Cellini, MD, FACS, FASCRS This topic came to me during a grand rounds given by a well-known surgeon in his mid-career - henceforth will be referred to as “WKS”. I had just returned f...


Finding Strength in Setbacks

03 Jan 2014

by Jane Zhao Two months ago, I read a great book, and I’ve been raving about it ever since to whoever will listen. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm G...