Category: education

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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...

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Earth Day: Reducing OR Waste

24 Apr 2018

By Shaleen Sathe The Association of Women Surgeons hosts an annual “Greening the OR” Contest to celebrate Earth Day and to bring innovative proposals for environmental sterwardship in the fiel...

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Diversity & Inclusion in Surgery

17 Apr 2018

By Shree Agrawal Join in our upcoming Tweetchat in partnership with Association of Academic Surgery (AAS) on Monday, April 23, 8 pm ET. To participate, be sure to follow the moderators for this chat...

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The Dickey Amendment: Low-Hanging Fruit

04 Apr 2018

In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, the national discussion about gun violence has been reignited as evidenced by the subsequent student-led protests ...

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Difficult Conversations

28 Mar 2018

I’m a trauma and critical care surgeon. I deliver bad news. It’s not one of the perks of the job, but it’s one of the very important parts of my job. I have seen it all. The full spectrum of emo...

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A Surgeon’s Scope of Practice

14 Mar 2018

For the 18th year, March has been dedicated to Colorectal Cancer Awareness. Since the mid-2000’s, we have seen a rapid decline in the incidence of colorectal cancer, mainly due to the early detectio...

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“Dear Pat”: Providing Answers to Questions from Surgical Residents and Fellows

25 Feb 2018

The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) is excited to announce the start of a new resident and fellow focused blog titled, “Dear Pat”. “Dear Pat” will answer questions about issues that are pe...