Category: self-care

Blog

Black Clouds

22 Nov 2018

by Alyssa Brown      “You won’t see much with Dr. C on call this weekend because he’s a white cloud,” mumbled my attending.  I immediately asked what he meant. He gave me a withering lo...

Blog

Women in Surgery – How to Deal

07 Nov 2018

There has been a lot of conversation about what is the role of women in the workplace and especially surgery with the #MeToo and #ILookLikeASurgeon campaigns and what are ways we can prepare ourselves...

Blog

Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

09 Mar 2018

We all have that anecdotal story that changes our practice. We read the literature and pretend we are data driven until we have a patient with a complication, or see the crazy zebra diagnosis that mak...

Blog

In the Moment

01 Mar 2018

I had reached a point when I knew that something had to give. I could no longer listen to the constant “would haves/could haves/should haves” and “when I become a______, when I reach______, when...

Blog

An Open Letter to AWS Members from Communications Committee

22 Feb 2018

Two years ago, a friend and mentor approached me and asked me to help manage the communications team for AWS. Like I do with most things, I approached this with gusto. I got organized, made lists, set...

Blog

Parental Leave for Surgeons

18 Feb 2018

By Virginia R. Litle MD and Mara B. Antonoff MD Our upcoming Tweet Chat will take place on Monday February 26th, 8 pm ET. “Take your full maternity leave,” writes Myriam Curet in Navigating Your...