Category: education

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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...

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The True Cost of ABSITE Prep

20 Nov 2021

By Martha Godfrey  Everyone thinks in dollars and cents when it comes to the cost of preparing for the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE): $150 for a textbook, $295 for a que...

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My Favorite Weekend of the Year

07 Oct 2021

by Kathleen Romanowski, MD Since I attended my first Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Annual meeting 6 years ago, the weekend before the American College of Surgeons meeting in October has become ...

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How summer schools can fill the gap in Global Surgery knowledge of medical students and surgeons

23 Sep 2021

By Gabriela Azevedo Sansoni Global Surgery is a hot topic, but is it often part of formal curricula for medical students and surgical trainees?  A lot of papers have been published calling attention...

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Adapting to Research Time During COVID

28 Apr 2021

By Rachael Essig, MD May 2019 seems like a world away. I had accepted a research position following my PGY-3 year with a critical care fellowship starting July 2020 in a new city. At the time, it see...

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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 ...