Category: family life

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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...

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“Peri-Menopause”

04 Oct 2018

By Arghavan Salles         In January of this year, I started investigating the process for egg freezing. Having spoken with three more reproductive specialists after my original consultati...

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What potential impact do surgeons have on breastfeeding?

23 Aug 2018

By Nikki Mills In celebration and recognition of breastfeeding awareness month, I decided to write an article for the Association of Women Surgeons weekly blog. Some female surgeons have first hand...

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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 ...