Category: mentorship

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The Token Foreigner

26 Feb 2020

By Patricia Martinez Quinones “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -   Ralph Waldo Emerson Imagine receiving an email that you have been selec...

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Bad Mentors

14 Nov 2019

By Carolina Torres Perez-Iglesias Throughout our lives we meet amazing people that connect with us in meaningful, unexpected ways. They are able to transform our previous ideas into new and exciti...

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Leading by Example: Pioneering Women Chairs of Surgery in the Bay Area

24 Oct 2019

By Hillary Braun and Marissa Boeck Dr. Nancy Ascher Dr. Diana Farmer Dr. Mary Hawn Dr. Julie Ann Sosa Impressively, Stanford University, University of California, Davis (UCD), and Uni...

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Prosciutto

14 Aug 2019

By Alyssa Brown During third year of medical school, you collect many new numbers and contacts, and your phone’s contact list becomes filled with labels like “Bridgit OB resident,” “Bill R...

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Remember: You’re Strong enough!

05 Jun 2019

The AWS blog is thrilled to recognize the experience and accomplishments of women surgeons around the world.  While women surgeons share many common experiences, we differ in our cultural norms,...

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

06 Feb 2019

By Susan Pitt Every year, the Association of Women Surgeons co-hosts a luncheon at the annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) with the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS).  The topic of thi...

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Getting There from Here

02 Jan 2019

By Elizabeth Shaughnessy Much is said and written about beginning one’s surgical career; however less so about advancement.   I am always curious about others who advance. How did they get ther...