Category: women

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Sexual Harassment in Medicine

14 Feb 2018

I recently came across an LA Times headline asking, "Will Medicine be the next field to face a sexual harassment reckoning?" By now, we are all familiar with the Harvey Weinstein story and witnessed t...

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AWS 2017: A Few Ships By The Bay

09 Nov 2017

The AWS Conference on October 21st was a full day with a scientific session, professional development panels, and a broad range of networking opportunities that originated as a simple sign for a break...

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For When the Pipe Bursts

30 Aug 2017

By Shree Agrawal Approximately half of matriculated medical students identify as female with numbers in surgical training steadily increasing to potentially also account for half of postgraduate tr...

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Golden August

24 Aug 2017

By Camila R. Guetter Created in 1992 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), the World Breastfeeding Week completed its 25th edition this year. During the first week of August, campa...

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BLOG for FINDING FRIENDS

09 Aug 2017

By Beth Shaughnessy This lifestyle we have chosen seems to come in 4-5 year runs, Each new phase of training means we may have to pick up and move somewhere else, again. At least until we get that ...

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Breast is Best, Supporting Mothers Is Better

02 Aug 2017

By Nickey Jafari My rotation in obstetrics & gynecology (OB/GYN) was full of emotional moments, and the first time I witnessed a mom breastfeed her baby was one of my favorites; in a culture th...

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My First Delivery Was My Own: A Medical Student’s Journey into Motherhood

11 May 2017

By Grace K DeHoff, MS III I had my first child in November of my 2nd year of medical school. My husband and I tried to plan for a winter break baby but were surprised a little earlier. With plenty ...

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Knocking on the Door of Disparity

27 Apr 2017

By Danielle Henry, MD Before the end of National Minority Health Month, I am compelled to take the opportunity to talk about how a disease I'm passionate about affects black women - breast cancer. ...

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Grey’s Anatomy: 5 Reasons to Aspire to be Like Seattle Grace Hospital

19 Apr 2017

By Sristi Sharma MD, MPH I confess--there are days when I like to unwind and binge watch Grey’s Anatomy. I revel at the personal drama, root for certain characters (Jackson!), cringe at medical a...

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National Minority Health Month

12 Apr 2017

By Robin Williams, MD, FACS Despite the vast advancements of modern medicine, significant health disparities remain amongst minority populations. Heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and uninte...