Category: career development

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Surgery Residency is Like a Family

04 Jan 2023

By AlleaBelle Bradshaw, MD  There are a lot of cliches from the interview trail, most of which are at least partially true. One of them is that residents and faculty will say something about how the...

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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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Finding Your Stage Presence

13 Dec 2022

By Kimberly Lumpkins, MD, MBA I have a confession:  I love public speaking.  Standing on stage and feeling the audience connect with you is a magical experience.  People often tell me that they co...

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Trial by Fire

22 Sep 2022

By Alyssa Brown  I sat through orientation with a terrified look. We practiced placing central lines, arterial lines, and nasogastric tubes. They poured knowledge into us to try to prepare us, but I...

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Interview with Dr. Carolina Torres Perez-Iglesias

14 Aug 2022

By: Gopika SenthilKumar and Jamesa Fabien This first post of the International Medical Graduate Blog Series highlights Dr. Carolina Torres Perez-Iglesias’ path to surgical residency training in the...

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Essentials for the Zoom Interview Trail

30 Jun 2022

By Alyssa Brown In the summer of 2021, I moved back to Louisville with a 12 foot moving truck full of stuff—ready to start my last year of medical school. I was aware that I would need things for Z...

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You can’t be what you can’t see.

08 Dec 2021

By Sheina Theodore, MD I was born and raised in NYC. The product of two Haitian immigrant parents. I saw my parents sacrifice everything for me, just so that the playing field would be leveled. I was...