Category: resources


When Breath Becomes Air: Lessons Learned

13 Mar 2016

By Jane Zhao Join us for a tweetchat tonight, Sunday evening, March 13, at 8 PM Eastern Time and follow @WomenSurgeons, @jzhao3, @ShreeAgrawal21, @minervies and the #AWSFood4Thought!      ...


Colorectal Cancer Awareness

10 Mar 2016

By Linda Farkas October is the “pink” month. Pink is everywhere for breast cancer. Major cities light up pink fountains, pink skyscrapers, and even “real men” (football players) wear pink f...


When Breath Becomes Air: Understanding Mortality

28 Feb 2016

Tweet chat (follow @WomenSurgeons) and additional blog post to come on March 13th 8 PM EST! By Shree Agrawal Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, as Dr. Abraham Varghese promi...


Food for Thought: Progressive Advice for Mentees

22 Feb 2016

By Gabrielle Rieth I recently encountered an instance in which a mentor suggested that I and other female medical students rely on antiquated gender stereotypes to succeed in our upcoming clinical ...


February Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air

14 Feb 2016

This month, the blog will feature Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s recently published book, When Breath Becomes Air.  If you have not already, we suggest purchasing your own copy and joining us while we cover ...


Maintenance of Self

11 Feb 2016

By Jean Miner As many before me have asked, is there such a thing as balance when it comes to our careers and life outside the hospital?  Maybe not, but we can realistically reach an equilibrium w...


Cervical Cancer

13 Jan 2016

By Minerva Romero Arenas  I remember the first time I diagnosed cancer. I was a 3rd year medical student and was at one of our schools medical student-run  Clinics Commitment to Underserved Peopl...


Food For Thought: Fearing “Leaning In”

20 Dec 2015

By Shree Agrawal We will now start featuring a new blog post each Sunday as well as Wednesday! Our Sunday post will be a reflection or question from AWS members.  Follow our blog (enter your ema...


Spin Doctors

16 Dec 2015

By Kelley Bullard The two most powerful words in any language are YES and NO. When my daughter was two and a half, she earnestly asked one day from her car seat: “Can I drive when I’m old...


An Attitude of Gratitude

08 Nov 2015

By: Beth Shaughnessy It can be a difficult task to think about gratitude because we may become a little hardened and insensitive in light of the demands on our time.  I can't help but smirk when I...