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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...


Medical Motherhood Part II: Residency

25 May 2017

By Grace K DeHoff, MS III Many women in medicine struggle with when the optimal time to have children is during their medical training. Medical school is rigorous with limited time off available in...


CRC Awareness

29 Mar 2017

By Nickey Jafari Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world, resulting in 8.8 million deaths in 2015 alone1. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer globally2 and the second...


It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

22 Mar 2017

By Anya Dyurgerova In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and March 3rd is national dress in blue day to raise awareness for Colorec...


How to Avoid Burnout as an MS3

29 Dec 2016

By Nina Shank Most medical students have probably heard before at some point in their lives that it is always advisable to have a plan B. In fact, as a medical student, one can never be too careful w...


Equal Pay for Better Outcomes?

23 Dec 2016

By Nickey Jafari Earlier this year, an attending surgeon commented that my AWS fleece was “sexist”. I highlighted the number of female surgical department chairs (16) as one example of why prom...


Maximizing a Research Year: 6 Things You Should Know as a Medical Student

14 Dec 2016

By Shree Agrawal While most of my classmates have been completing clinical clerkships as third year medical students, I have instead spent the past six months performing clinical research. One of t...


Lending A Helping (and Hygienic) Hand

08 Dec 2016

By Faith Robertson If you were to take a stroll through the hospital, you would witness scrub-adorned healthcare providers, a flurry of white coats and stethoscopes, and a plethora of wall-mounted ...


The Importance of Palliative Care for Surgeons

25 Nov 2016

There are times when a surgeon cannot offer treatment that will cure a disease or even alleviate symptoms. Palliative Care is about more than alleviating suffering at the end of life. It means using t...