Category: career development

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Avoiding Bias in Letter Writing

08 Jul 2021

By Dr. Chantal Reyna It has been shown that implicit bias exists within letters of recommendation written for medical students applying for residency. In regard to gender, female applicants were more...

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A year of radical changes

08 Apr 2021

By Dr. Rocio Carrera  The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives and plans. Almost a year after the world went into quarantine and after countless losses of lives, jobs, and homes, we can finally see...

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The History and Physical

18 Mar 2021

By Caitlin Burke My mother worked full time when I was in elementary school, and when she came home I would recount my entire school day.  The level of detail I included was unusual – right down t...

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The Road to FACS

06 Nov 2020

By Erin Garvey, MD, FACS Last October, I watched as the new 2019 Fellow initiates processed into Convocation at the ACS Clinical Congress in San Francisco. I felt excited as I imagined myself and the...

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Overcoming Bias

25 Jun 2020

By Joyce Majure, MD, FACS The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) has come a long way since its founding in 1981. Looking back, it is amazing to see not only how our organization has grown, but al...