Category: family life

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SURGERY, AUTISM AND TIGER MOMS

09 May 2022

By Chee-Chee Stucky The term “Tiger Mom” has been overused in the last decade, but I had a true Tiger Mom before the term was even a thing. My mom—a Chinese immigrant from Taiwan—wanted her k...

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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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Comfortably Chaotic

01 Jul 2021

By Amy Tefft I started my intern year with an 8-week-old, but it was months before some of my colleagues knew that I had a child. I was quietly pumping alone in the bathroom, in between writing notes...

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Physicians as Caregivers, A Powerful Position

04 Jun 2021

By Erin King-Mullins  What do you do when you are a physician and your loved one falls ill? It’s a paralyzing feeling to have someone you love hospitalized when you can’t direct their care, espe...

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But what about Christmas?

24 Dec 2020

by Kathleen Romanowski, MD, MAS, FACS I did not go into medical school planning to be a surgeon.  I thought that I was going to be a pediatrician, maybe doing pediatric critical care.  That all cha...