Category: career development


Medical Student Mental Health and Wellbeing 

06 Sep 2023

By Karla Arana  As a fourth year medical student going through the residency application process, I have been told that residency only gets harder, with increased responsibility and longer hours. Es...


Balancing a Career as a Surgeon-Scientist

05 Sep 2023

By: Kavitha Ranganathan, MD Satisfaction in one’s career can come from a variety of places. In fact, most of the time, it has to come from a variety of places. Don’t place all your eggs in one ba...


Awake Surgery

02 Aug 2023

By Dr. Barbara Buccilli My initial exposure to neurosurgery was through awake surgery.  I began my internship in the department, and I immediately joined an ongoing research project on awake surgeri...


Power of Affirmation

12 Jul 2023

By Hemu Yeluru “You have a future in surgery…”  Six words that I never thought I would hear, and I never knew how badly I needed to hear before that night.  It was 7:30 PM on a hot summer Tue...


Making the Most of Your Research Year

06 Jul 2023

By: Charlotte Berry Research years during medical school are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among students interested in surgical subspecialties. Data support the notion that medical stu...


From Sewing Circles to Mentorship Triangles

07 Jun 2023

By: Morgan Hopp, Anjna Kalya and Lily Foster During the summer between my sophomore and junior years of college, I completed an internship with a private practice plastic surgeon. I learned about sur...