Month: March 2016


The Other Nine Percent

30 Mar 2016

By Miriam D. Weisberg The United States Preventative Services Task Force and American Cancer Society advocate the importance of Papanicolaou tests (Pap test) as effective screening for cervical can...


Greening the OR

28 Mar 2016

By Abigail Forbes As a medical student I have learned to seek out opportunities that will foster my journey through medical school and facilitate my goal of  becoming a surgeon.  The Go Green Con...


On being a mom, surgeon, and wife – or surgeon, mom, and wife – or…

23 Mar 2016

By Chris Hardesty The worst moment in 2015 was the morning my 2 year old started crying when he realized I was leaving for work.  I’d heard this would happen and expected it, but the pit in my s...


Beautiful Girl, You Can Do Hard Things

20 Mar 2016

By Brittany Bankhead-Kendall I saw that quote on my favorite Facebook group recently, called "Physician Moms Group" (or "PMG"). This is a group of women who, like all of us, are just trying to "do"...


The Impact of Shared Experience

16 Mar 2016

Reflections from the Panamerican Trauma Society/Association of Women Surgeons’ Women in Surgery Panel at the 28th Panamerican Trauma Congress in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia By Marissa Boeck ...


When Breath Becomes Air: Lessons Learned

13 Mar 2016

By Jane Zhao Join us for a tweetchat tonight, Sunday evening, March 13, at 8 PM Eastern Time and follow @WomenSurgeons, @jzhao3, @ShreeAgrawal21, @minervies and the #AWSFood4Thought!      ...


Colorectal Cancer Awareness

10 Mar 2016

By Linda Farkas October is the “pink” month. Pink is everywhere for breast cancer. Major cities light up pink fountains, pink skyscrapers, and even “real men” (football players) wear pink f...


Walk in his Shoes: When Breath Becomes Air

06 Mar 2016

This month, we are reading Dr. Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air. Join us for a tweetchat Sunday, March 13th at 8pm EST by following @WomenSurgeons and the #AWSFood4Thought. I honestly did n...


Polka-Dots, Checks, and Stripes: Does Gender Expression Matter?

03 Mar 2016

By Gabrielle Rieth  I am soft-spoken and often characterized as “nice,” “sweet,” or “adorable.” I express my gender identity in a way that is traditionally ascribed to females. This co...