Month: February 2017


The Intersection of Race and Gender in Surgery

26 Feb 2017

By Mohini Dasari In light of February being Black History Month, I was inspired to write about the intersection of race and gender in surgery. As a woman of color currently applying to surgical res...


How do you take care of YOU?

23 Feb 2017

By Patricia Martinez Quinones, MD As over-achieving female physicians we strive for perfection in all aspects of our lives. We are not satisfied with being mothers, wives, daughters, (insert noun h...


World Cancer Day

15 Feb 2017

By Ainhoa Costas Chavarri, MD, MPH, FACS Last week I gave a chat on breast cancer to a Rwandan women’s sewing cooperative group. As I spoke, via a local surgery resident who acted as translator, ...


Dinner Thoughts?

10 Feb 2017

By Jean Miner, MD “Dinner thoughts?” This is the text I all too frequently send my husband while leaving the hospital after a full day of surgery or clinic.  As a doctor, the virtues of exerci...


Strategies for Fighting Subtle Sexism in the Workplace

08 Feb 2017

By Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD I was (am) a math nerd. Math was always my favorite subject in school, and I was pretty darn good at it. Sometime in high school I noticed that people found my interest ...


The Osteopathic Match Day

02 Feb 2017

By Aileen Larson and Grace DeHoff Every spring, fourth year medical students anxiously await “Match Day”. Students in both allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) programs submit a rank list of th...