Category: residency



11 May 2023

by: Anjani H Turaga, IMG The day starts at 5 am on an unusually cold morning in Los Angeles, where we see our protagonist, an IMG (International medical graduate) brushing her teeth furiously, trying...


To Do’s Before Starting Residency

10 Apr 2023

By Alyssa Brown Congratulations are in order for the many new women surgeons that will be joining our ranks as interns next year! Last year, I felt like time flew by between opening that envelope and...


Intern Year Chronicles: Six Months In

15 Jan 2023

By Alyssa Brown, MD PhD It is New Year's Eve, and I am in a reflective mood, or maybe I am trying to dodge studying for ABSITE. Either way, I have officially made it through six months of residency a...


Surgery Residency is Like a Family

04 Jan 2023

By AlleaBelle Bradshaw, MD  There are a lot of cliches from the interview trail, most of which are at least partially true. One of them is that residents and faculty will say something about how the...


Trial by Fire

22 Sep 2022

By Alyssa Brown  I sat through orientation with a terrified look. We practiced placing central lines, arterial lines, and nasogastric tubes. They poured knowledge into us to try to prepare us, but I...