Category: awareness

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Compassion as a Strategy to Mitigate Moral Injury in our Lives.

25 Jan 2023

By: Elizabeth Perazza Back to 2009 after 8 years of experience as a Board-Certified Urologic Surgeon, I was told by a supervisor that I was not contributing to the training program. This supervisor...

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Challenges for women in surgery

29 Dec 2022

  By: Shiona Maria Benedict Fernandes “You will get married soon in the future. How will you be able to manage your family and your work life, if you choose this hectic lifestyle that surgery puts...

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Just Keep Swimming

29 Oct 2020

By Elysa Margiotta, MD  I could have given up. I could have decided that it was all too much to handle, and just faded away.  To say that my path to becoming a physician was eventful is an understa...

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The Taming of the Amygdala

16 Apr 2020

By Jaime D. Lewis The last few weeks have been trying at best. Unprecedented, as they say. Feeling the anxiety of significant uncertainty, I find myself frequently stopping to slow my breathing and n...

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Not What I Planned, More than I Expected

12 Mar 2020

         It was approaching 3:30 pm in the afternoon as I sat finishing up progress notes for the day.  As I looked at my watch, I felt the feeling of dread start to creep in. At any moment I w...

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Making It Work

27 Nov 2019

By Joy Alvarado It’s not on everyone’s mind as they contemplate going into a surgical residency, but it was on my mind: Could I handle the physical challenges of this new diagnosis under the ergo...

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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...