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The Keyboard is Mightier than the Sword

03 Aug 2018

By Suzanne M. Murphy In a world where most people are connected on one or more social media platforms, the power of a social media campaign has never been higher. It is estimated that in 2019, 2.77 b...


New Therapies for Childhood Cancer

22 Sep 2017

By Madeline B. Torres M.D. Arriving at the National Institute of Health (NIH) as a surgical oncology research fellow this summer felt like winning the golden ticket into Willy Wonka’s factory. I ...


#DearIntern: Social Media Mentorship to the Max

12 Jul 2017

By Marissa A. Boeck In April 2015, Dr. Amalia Cochran had an idea. The United States Match Day had come and gone, and while most fourth year medical students were enjoying their last moments of unb...


A Medical Student’s Perspective: Reflections and Lessons from Rural Surgery

17 Jun 2017

By Kaylynn Purdy I am, as far as anybody is aware, the first person from my small mining town in British Columbia to go to medical school. Growing up, my town was often in a state of physician shor...


#AWSEASTChat Wrapup

09 Jun 2017

By Lillian Erdahl, MD The Association of Women Surgeons hosted its first joint tweetchat this week joined by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Paula Ferrada, chair of the EAST Ment...


May is Mentorship Month!

05 Jun 2017

By Heather Yeo One of the most important factors in surgical training and a foundation along which much of our profession has grown is mentorship. Mentorship has many definitions, and a long histor...


Taking Precautions for my Well-Being

01 Jun 2017

By Beth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD As the deadline approached for this blog, I found myself preparing to go to Las Vegas for a conference, my mind numb with encroaching burnout. I knew the signs—chroni...