Month: December 2015


Food for Thought: All I want for Christmas is my Doctor

27 Dec 2015

By Minerva Romero Arenas Throughout residency my family and friends have offered their thoughts on my working during holidays. The following essay is some food for thought based on the many opinion...


Inhale, Exhale, Say Yes

23 Dec 2015

By Shree Agrawal Saying yes is complicated, powerful, and full of potential. Celebrities like Shonda Rhimes, known for her Thursday night television series and recent book, Year of Yes, and Ryan S...


Food For Thought: Fearing “Leaning In”

20 Dec 2015

By Shree Agrawal We will now start featuring a new blog post each Sunday as well as Wednesday! Our Sunday post will be a reflection or question from AWS members.  Follow our blog (enter your ema...


Spin Doctors

16 Dec 2015

By Kelley Bullard The two most powerful words in any language are YES and NO. When my daughter was two and a half, she earnestly asked one day from her car seat: “Can I drive when I’m old...


A persistent beat: motherhood and urban gun violence

10 Dec 2015

By Stephanie Bonne My newsfeed is punctuated by the screaming of anger, fear and rhetoric. An argument articulated in bursts of 140 characters. An argument that cannot be won. The ebb and flow o...


Food For Thought Posts Coming Soon

05 Dec 2015

Be on the lookout for a new weekly "Food for Thought" post each Sunday on! We hope to hear from you in our comments section throughout the week as we explore life as surgeons! - Y...


Saying NO

03 Dec 2015

By AJ Copeland  My Chair asks me to host the Department holiday party at my house. An office nurse hits me up to purchase giftwrapping for her son’s fundraiser. My mother wants to come along whe...