Category: Underrepresented in medicine

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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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Diversify Ourselves

29 Mar 2023

By Dr. Chantal Reyna How well would you handle not being able to perform surgery anymore? The real question is “How much of your identity is based on being a surgeon?” We tend to define ourselves...