Category: diversity and inclusion

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Impact of Narrative Medicine in Surgery

31 Jan 2024

 By: Raslina Shrestha, MD “We can make the world a better place, one story at a time.”- Lisa Gerber  A revelation unfolded during my shifts in the burn ward in Nepal. As the patie...

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On Being Latina Enough 

18 Oct 2023

By Sarah Suhood I was born on the island of Sri Lanka in the middle of the Indian Ocean, but I was also born Latina, thanks to my Guatemalan mom. Growing up bi-racial, I experienced the casual identi...

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Even Shame Has Its Limits

18 Jun 2023

Christina Georgeades, MD “You mean every day should be shame day.” I was walking behind two of my co-residents the last month of my intern year when I heard the hurtful comment. It was Pride mon...

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Straight People Problems

05 Jun 2023

By Dr. Elinore Kaufman “Don’t worry, I still wear make-up every day.”  A surgical resident was assigned to talk to our group of medical students about being a woman in surgery—the first of m...

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The Identities We Choose

15 May 2023

By: Heather Wachtel, MD Growing up in Vermont, I had one person who looked like me – my sister. The children of a first generation Cantonese immigrant and a second generation Russian Jew, we loved...