Category: gender differences

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In the Moment

01 Mar 2018

I had reached a point when I knew that something had to give. I could no longer listen to the constant “would haves/could haves/should haves” and “when I become a______, when I reach______, when...

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Parental Leave for Surgeons

18 Feb 2018

By Virginia R. Litle MD and Mara B. Antonoff MD Our upcoming Tweet Chat will take place on Monday February 26th, 8 pm ET. “Take your full maternity leave,” writes Myriam Curet in Navigating Your...

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Sexual Harassment in Medicine

14 Feb 2018

I recently came across an LA Times headline asking, "Will Medicine be the next field to face a sexual harassment reckoning?" By now, we are all familiar with the Harvey Weinstein story and witnessed t...

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Why I Joined AWS

15 Nov 2017

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead I have been incredibly blessed in my life...

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Implicit Bias

04 Oct 2017

By Doreen Agnese, MD As the deadline approaches for this blog, I again wonder what topic will be interesting to discuss. I try to gather inspiration from prior blog posts, and as I scroll through t...

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For When the Pipe Bursts

30 Aug 2017

By Shree Agrawal Approximately half of matriculated medical students identify as female with numbers in surgical training steadily increasing to potentially also account for half of postgraduate tr...

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Golden August

24 Aug 2017

By Camila R. Guetter Created in 1992 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), the World Breastfeeding Week completed its 25th edition this year. During the first week of August, campa...

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Breast is Best, Supporting Mothers Is Better

02 Aug 2017

By Nickey Jafari My rotation in obstetrics & gynecology (OB/GYN) was full of emotional moments, and the first time I witnessed a mom breastfeed her baby was one of my favorites; in a culture th...

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Success is a Journey

20 Jul 2017

By Jaime D. Lewis, MD Advancement up the academic ladder from grade school through college and medical school was measured by meeting well-defined milestones along a smooth and narrow pathway. Resi...