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The A-Ha Moment

21 Nov 2019

By Alyssa Brown It started snowing this weekend, and it is the first snow of the year. I was staring out the window dreading the next six months of winter. I was also trying to think of something to...

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Bad Mentors

14 Nov 2019

By Carolina Torres Perez-Iglesias Throughout our lives we meet amazing people that connect with us in meaningful, unexpected ways. They are able to transform our previous ideas into new and exciti...

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SUCCESSFUL GRANT APPLICATION WRITING II

11 Nov 2019

By Luz Maria Rodríguez This is the Part II of the Grant Writing series published on Jan 14, 2019.  Funding for research grants is made available by various institutions to help research ...

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My First AWS Meeting

01 Nov 2019

By Kristin Rojas Annual medical conferences are not only an opportunity to stay up-to-date with developments in your prospective field, but also a convenient way to catch up with inspirational fri...

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Leading by Example: Pioneering Women Chairs of Surgery in the Bay Area

24 Oct 2019

By Hillary Braun and Marissa Boeck Dr. Nancy Ascher Dr. Diana Farmer Dr. Mary Hawn Dr. Julie Ann Sosa Impressively, Stanford University, University of California, Davis (UCD), and Uni...

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Dream Audaciously

17 Oct 2019

By Sharon Stein When did being ambitious become a bad thing? When I was growing up, my three favorite heroes were JFK, Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa. I remember my early reader book ser...

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Fixing the Leaky Pipeline

09 Oct 2019

By Daisy Cruz As a Latina in medicine, I am acutely aware of how many of the spaces I am occupying on a day-to-day basis have not been created for women who look like myself. I find ways to make m...

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An Incomplete Solution

02 Oct 2019

By Elizabeth Lim As a medical student and an aspiring surgeon, I enjoy when there is a definite solution or an answer to a problem. The level of satisfaction knowing that something is fixable is i...

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When the job of your dreams, isn’t.

19 Sep 2019

By Melissa Alvarez-Downing This time of year always brings me back to when I was starting a new job following fellowship training. After months of searching I’d found an opportunity close to hom...