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Fail Better

20 Jun 2019

By Anne Mongiu This unexpected invitation to write a post for AWS coincided with an equally unexpected phone call from my closest friend from medical school. She had resigned from her rather subst...

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Dear Intern

09 Jun 2019

By Melissa Herrin When I first considered writing a blog titled #DearIntern, my instinct was that I should be the last person giving advice. Everyone around me seemed to be gliding through residen...

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Remember: You’re Strong enough!

05 Jun 2019

The AWS blog is thrilled to recognize the experience and accomplishments of women surgeons around the world.  While women surgeons share many common experiences, we differ in our cultural norms,...

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One step at a time

29 May 2019

By Jaime D. Lewis I am more than a surgeon. I am an educator, a wife, and a mother. And among other things, I am also a runner. I recently completed my first (yes, first, as I am now fully awar...

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Should you get an MBA?

22 May 2019

By Heather Yeo As I come to the end of my MBA and MS in Healthcare Leadership, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what these degrees mean to me and my career.  The past two years have ...

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“Are you doing my surgery?”: Addressing Microaggressions in Surgery

16 May 2019

By Eva M. Luo, MD, MBA and Rose L. Molina, MD, MPH “Lucy” is a new patient in the Gynecologic Oncology Clinic and she is visibly anxious. As you carefully explain your recommendation for s...

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Waiting Your Turn

08 May 2019

By Alyssa Brown I remember very clearly the first time I heard about Match Day.  We were sitting in the lecture hall, and we stopped lecture to watch the live stream of Match Day.  This was almo...