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Is Surgery for Me?

16 Mar 2022

By Ariana Naaseh, MD I was one of the medical students who always swore there was absolutely no way I’d become a surgeon. I’d heard too many stories about surgeon personalities and the terrible a...

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Pursue Your Passion with Purpose

10 Mar 2022

By Megan Jenkins Turner, DO Growing up, my dad always told me “endeavor to persevere.” I can honestly say I had no idea what that meant until recently. Particularly when I found myself unmatched ...

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What Do You Expect of You?

23 Feb 2022

By Tiffany R. Sanchez & Angel D. Chavez Rivera As new leaders of the Association of Women Surgeons Chapter at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, we asked for a lot of hel...

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Meet the Blog Team

13 Feb 2022

The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Blog was started in 2013 by some amazing female surgeons. We have appreciated the support and growth of the blog since then. We love sharing the stories of wom...

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Writing a Blog Piece for AWS

03 Feb 2022

By Alyssa Brown            I blame Camila Guetter for my involvement with the Association of Women Surgeon’s Blog. Well, blame is too strong of a word. I should say I am lucky that Camila Gue...

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The Size of my Scrubs

26 Jan 2022

By Alyssa Brown           Blue, white, red, yellow, pink, and brown. These are the colors of the ties and the strip of fabric around the scrub pants and scrub tops. Maybe it sounds dramatic, but...

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Another Year with COVID

13 Jan 2022

By Kathleen Skipton Romanowski, MD, MAS, FACS  A little over a year ago, I sat down to write a blog piece for the Association of Women Surgeon  (AWS) Blog that was to be published on December 24th....