Month: June 2017


Fireworks on the Fourth

29 Jun 2017

By Cheyenne “Cassie” Sonntag, MD MS Say it with me: the Fourth of July. Just saying those words fills your mind with fond memories of watermelon, BBQ, and warm summer nights spent with famil...


June is National Safety Month

21 Jun 2017

By Doreen Agnese I have always been a woman of few words. Always a good student who got A’s on exams, but when my classmates were filling blue book after blue book with elaborate prose, I struggl...


A Medical Student’s Perspective: Reflections and Lessons from Rural Surgery

17 Jun 2017

By Kaylynn Purdy I am, as far as anybody is aware, the first person from my small mining town in British Columbia to go to medical school. Growing up, my town was often in a state of physician shor...


#AWSEASTChat Wrapup

09 Jun 2017

By Lillian Erdahl, MD The Association of Women Surgeons hosted its first joint tweetchat this week joined by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Paula Ferrada, chair of the EAST Ment...


May is Mentorship Month!

05 Jun 2017

By Heather Yeo One of the most important factors in surgical training and a foundation along which much of our profession has grown is mentorship. Mentorship has many definitions, and a long histor...


Taking Precautions for my Well-Being

01 Jun 2017

By Beth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD As the deadline approached for this blog, I found myself preparing to go to Las Vegas for a conference, my mind numb with encroaching burnout. I knew the signs—chroni...