Category: self-care

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Compassion as a Strategy to Mitigate Moral Injury in our Lives.

25 Jan 2023

By: Elizabeth Perazza Back to 2009 after 8 years of experience as a Board-Certified Urologic Surgeon, I was told by a supervisor that I was not contributing to the training program. This supervisor...

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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...

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Social Dimensions of Wellness

30 Sep 2022

By Whitney Jin I currently attend medical school in the Texas Medical Center (TMC)—the largest medical center in the world. It truly is its own concrete jungle–I joke that while looking for apart...

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Destination Wellness – The Physical Domain

27 May 2022

By Dr. Jaime D. Lewis  The Clinical Practice Committee is again submitting a series of blog articles regarding a topic of common interest. Domains of wellness are variably defined and may be con...

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Staying Well While Treating the Sick

06 Jan 2022

By Dr. Brienne Ryan Trying to stay well is no easy feat in the time of COVID, for both those in the medical field and those not. Many of us who have weathered the oscillating storms of this virus ove...

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The Façade We Keep: Masking Mental Health

19 May 2021

By Alyssa Brown Trigger Warning: This piece includes details of a suicide attempt, which may be triggering to some readers. If you are thinking of hurting yourself, please contact the National Suicid...

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When a Surgery Resident Gets COVID Pneumonia

27 Feb 2021

By Dr. Sara Parmiter I awaken fatigued with body aches, not abnormal for a surgery intern. No one would think twice about taking acetaminophen and going to work. That is how I justify it to myself no...

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Just Keep Swimming

29 Oct 2020

By Elysa Margiotta, MD  I could have given up. I could have decided that it was all too much to handle, and just faded away.  To say that my path to becoming a physician was eventful is an understa...