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Overcoming Bias

25 Jun 2020

By Joyce Majure, MD, FACS The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) has come a long way since its founding in 1981. Looking back, it is amazing to see not only how our organization has grown, but al...

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Working Towards Equity in Surgery

18 Jun 2020

By Patricia Martinez Quiñones  As a nation, we are facing the reality that systematic racism exists at all levels, affecting the communities we live in, the institutions we train in, and the patien...

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Pandemic Thoughts from a Surgeon and a Mom

04 Jun 2020

By Jennifer M. Weiss We are a few weeks into our pandemic lifestyle.  Physicians have been on the front line of this pandemic crisis.  I am in a unique role as an orthopaedic surgeon. At the beginn...

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Covid-19: A Mexican experience

31 May 2020

By Dr. Rocío Carrera In México, the Health Department has reported over 65,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths (as of May 24th). and 111 of these deaths have been healthcare workers. It is known t...

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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...

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Trauma in the Time of COVID

10 May 2020

By Jeff Claridge and Lillian Kao As trauma surgeons and acute care surgeons, we are available 24/7 for all types of emergencies and crises. We often find ourselves at the epicenter of disasters, such...