Category: education

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Transitioning into an educator

01 May 2019

By Madeline B. Torres As a schoolkid, I associated July with hot Summer days at the pool with friends. Now, as I wrap up my research years at the National Cancer Institute, July reminds me of the ...

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Summertime Safety

13 Jun 2018

As a trauma surgeon, there are days of the year that we know will be busy calls. New Year’s Eve, Halloween, and the upcoming Fourth of July. It’s a good reminder that we all need to be safe and...

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The Leadership Gap in Surgery

12 Jun 2018

[caption id="attachment_16785" align="alignleft" width="300"] Figure 1- Thoracic Surgery Pipeline[/caption] As more women medical students choose general surgery and surgical subspecialties as a ca...

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The AWS Coaching Project

03 Jun 2018

When I started my residency 7 years ago, not many people talked about physician depression, suicide, or burnout.  It was like a dirty word, there, but hidden beneath the surface as many suffered sile...

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Dear Pat Responds to Surgeon-Mother-to-Be

26 May 2018

Dear Pat, I’m a second-year surgery resident and somewhat older than my co-residents. I am considering getting pregnant during residency, but I am unsure if my co-residents will be supportive. I ...

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Is taking time to do research right for me?

23 May 2018

Is a professional development year right for me? Should I do research? What is the benefit? These were some of the questions raised during the last “hang-out” session hosted by the Resident and As...

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“Cure Sometimes, Treat Often, Comfort Always”

02 May 2018

Six years ago, I was attending a Pain and Palliative Care Symposium when I heard a medical oncologist say, “We treat disease. We do not treat emotion.” She was an outspoken advocate for palliation...