Category: residency

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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...

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Dear Pat responds to Missing Mentors

01 Oct 2018

Dear Pat, Many of my male faculty have suggested that I find a female mentor to help me with career development. However, we have a handful of female faculty at my program, and I do not have a clos...

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What Interviewers Don’t Say

10 Sep 2018

AWS National Medical Student Committee Tweetchat September 17, 2018 8 PM EST By Shree Agrawal Congratulations! You have finished your third year of medical school, and hopefully you are nearing ...

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Oh What A Night: An Interns Guide to Staying Afloat

06 Sep 2018

By Rachael Sundland As a brand new baby intern, the prospect of starting off with a month of night call feels like someone has just handed you the keys to a cruise ship and asked you to sail across t...