Category: advocacy


A place of our own

02 Apr 2014

by Amalia Cochran, MDApparently there are a number of men who, upon hearing about a women surgeon’s activity will state, “We don’t get to have a men in surgery group!” This statement is both t...


A Recipe for Success: One Surgeon’s Story

20 Mar 2014

 by Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH There are two questions that students frequently ask me about becoming a doctor. One is, “What did you do to become a doctor?” and “How did you stay...


Changing the paradigm

13 Mar 2014

by Robert SwendimanWhether I am at Grand Rounds, a department meeting, or the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, it is often like looking into a mirror. I cannot help noticing the abundan...


Finding Strength in Setbacks

03 Jan 2014

by Jane Zhao Two months ago, I read a great book, and I’ve been raving about it ever since to whoever will listen. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm G...


Pregnancy during Medical School & Residency

19 Dec 2013

by Callie Thompson, MDI have read a lot of discussions about “the right time” to have a baby during a career in medicine and most of them come to the conclusion that there is no right time. I don...


There’s Something In the Water

25 Nov 2013

by AWS writer, Denise HarriganOften-invisible but highly influential, second-generation gender bias often impedes women’s ascent to top levels of leadership. The Harvard Business Review intends to e...


Powerful Tweets

15 Nov 2013

by Lauren NosanovSocial media have come to play a growing role at national conferences, serving not only as a convenient vehicle for information dissemination, but also as a forum for idea sharing and...


Lean In: Book Review & Discussion (Part Two)

01 Oct 2013

by Sophia Kim McKinley, Callie Thompson, MD, and Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH Chapter 4: It’s a Jungle Gym, not a Ladder (Sophia)Sandberg reveals that she did not have a master plan at the outset...


Lean In: Book Review & Discussion (Part One)

30 Sep 2013

by Sophia Kim McKinley, Callie Thompson, MD, and Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPHIntroductionLean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.Sheryl Sandberg published this book less than one year ago – and...