Category: reflection

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The Balance Beam

29 Apr 2022

By Sara Ashai There are days where everything goes wrong, but there are also days where everything goes right. Most days, we sit somewhere in the middle. Our voice stays quiet some days, some days it...

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Waiting Your Turn: Part 2

30 Mar 2022

By Alyssa Brown In 2019, I stood by and watched as my friends and classmates matched. It was the spring of my first year in the PhD program. I had made the flight down to watch them match. It was a b...

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Is Surgery for Me?

16 Mar 2022

By Ariana Naaseh, MD I was one of the medical students who always swore there was absolutely no way I’d become a surgeon. I’d heard too many stories about surgeon personalities and the terrible a...

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Pursue Your Passion with Purpose

10 Mar 2022

By Megan Jenkins Turner, DO Growing up, my dad always told me “endeavor to persevere.” I can honestly say I had no idea what that meant until recently. Particularly when I found myself unmatched ...

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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...

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You can’t be what you can’t see.

08 Dec 2021

By Sheina Theodore, MD I was born and raised in NYC. The product of two Haitian immigrant parents. I saw my parents sacrifice everything for me, just so that the playing field would be leveled. I was...

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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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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 ...