Category: residency

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Setting an Intention

28 Aug 2019

By Shree Agrawal  I am about two months into my intern year as a surgical resident. In anticipation of this transition, I have spent the last few months in nervous apprehension about the resp...

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#DearPat turns one: a look at the past year

24 Feb 2019

It’s Dear Pat’s anniversary! This month marks the one-year anniversary of the #DearPat column, which was created in 2018 as a collaborative effort between the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) R...

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Dear Pat responds to Not Over It Yet

28 Jan 2019

Dear Pat,   A patient that I had been following for several weeks died a few days ago, and I can't seem to stop feeling upset about it. I talked about it with my colleague and he told me to...

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Dear Pat responds to Offended and Humiliated

26 Nov 2018

Dear Pat,  I went to see a consult the other day in the ED, and the patient kindly informed me that he wanted a different doctor because he felt that "women can't be real doctors." I was so mortif...