Category: training

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You can’t be what you can’t see.

08 Dec 2021

By Sheina Theodore, MD I was born and raised in NYC. The product of two Haitian immigrant parents. I saw my parents sacrifice everything for me, just so that the playing field would be leveled. I was...

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Studying for the USMLE as an IMG During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Working as a Research Trainee: My Experience

05 Aug 2021

By Susana Fortich, MD  Nothing had prepared me for what to expect when I made the decision to start studying for the USMLE step exams in December 2019. This is one of the most demanding experiences ...

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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...

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The Jill of All Trades

13 Aug 2020

By Joy Alvarado I was once a general surgery enthusiast. I stood steadfast in my belief in the renaissance surgeon, and convinced many others that our nation was in dire need of a general surgery rev...

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Making the Leap from Trainee to Staff Surgeon

27 May 2020

By Lakho Sandhu ‘The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.’ –Voltaire The moment you’ve dreamt about for years finally arrives. You pack up your belongin...