Category: mentorship

Blog

Growing Pains

22 Apr 2022

By Olivia Cheng  “What are you doing?” This was the forever question my mentor would ask me in the operating room when we worked together. It was often paired with “Go faster,” “Slow down,...

Blog

Musings of a Surgeon

29 Dec 2021

 By Dr. Sandra Krishnan "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ― Rudyard Kipling  ‘Do you want to do surgery?’  ‘Yes, very badly.’ ‘Anticipation is one of th...

Blog

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 ...

Blog

The Rising Force of Female Neurosurgeons

08 Sep 2021

by Alex Miner  Two years ago, on my first day of medical school, I was touring the hospital with a group of classmates when our tour guide asked us if we knew which specialties we were interested in...

Blog

Inclusive Mentoring

07 Jan 2021

By Christy Chai, MD, FACS and Susan Tsai, MD, MHS, FACS This blog entry is the first in a series of six blogs authored by members of the Clinical Practice Committee writing in collaboration with our ...

Blog

Building Blocks: Progress Over Perfection

09 Dec 2020

By Danilea M. Carmona Matos As I reflect back on the various individuals who have supported my endeavors, I think of mentors and role models - male, female or gender non-conforming, surgeons and non-...