Category: career development

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Should you get an MBA?

22 May 2019

By Heather Yeo As I come to the end of my MBA and MS in Healthcare Leadership, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what these degrees mean to me and my career.  The past two years have ...

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How soon is too soon?

17 Apr 2019

“Fifty percent of physicians leave their first job within 5 years.”  This statistic rang through my head as I sat looking at the computer screen.  My mentor from fellowship had emailed ...

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The Give and Take of Surgery

11 Apr 2019

By Simone Betchen I recently applied to an executive MBA program and was asked the essay question based on Adam Grant’s groundbreaking TedTalk “Are You a Giver or a Taker?”.  He describes t...

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What I’ve learned in private practice

06 Mar 2019

By Emily Murphy Full disclosure: I am a private practice surgeon in the truest sense of the term, I am a partner in a six-person group who provides care at a 545-bed hospital almost exclusively. Fu...

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Finding the Leader Within

12 Nov 2018

By Jennifer A. Villwock When I think about the development of leadership during my medical training, I immediately recall residency, where my faculty was 100% male. I learned many lessons from thes...

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Do you dare to be you?

10 Oct 2018

By Dr. Jaime D. Lewis   Do you dare to be you? Have you taken a chance on yourself to live out your dreams? To be true to the voices inside your heart? When was the last time you trul...

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Lessons Learned: A Surgeon at Sea

26 Sep 2018

By Pam Choi Shortly after graduating from general surgery residency, I checked-in aboard an US Navy aircraft carrier as the only surgeon for an entire strike group of about 6500 sailors. While my for...

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On Becoming A Woman Surgeon Scientist

13 Sep 2018

By Ashley M. Holder Although a surgical career is becoming a path more traveled by women, few of them are pursuing the track of surgeon scientist.  In an era when fewer surgeons, regardless of gende...