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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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Not What I Planned, More than I Expected

12 Mar 2020

         It was approaching 3:30 pm in the afternoon as I sat finishing up progress notes for the day.  As I looked at my watch, I felt the feeling of dread start to creep in. At any moment I w...

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Racing back to work

03 Jul 2019

By Bethany Harvey But, what about FMLA? That is the common response I receive when friends and family ask why I am working on formalizing a maternity/paternity leave and lactation guidelines for m...

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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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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 ...