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Creative Writing for Surgeons

15 May 2014

By: Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD WHY WRITE? If you keep a journal, you are familiar with the process of putting words to an event. Writing down what happened allows you to place the event into a ...

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How to Become a Wildly Successful Researcher

15 May 2014

by: Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS So, I can’t honestly claim to be a wildly successful researcher, but I understand, in principle, the effort required. I have slogged away at an academic career f...

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The Power of a Stitch

09 May 2014

Reflections from the Association of Women Surgeons' Booth @ the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival By: Shannon F. Rosati, MD As a surgical resident, I have spent countless hours arduously l...

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The Changing Face of Medicine

08 May 2014

by Minerva A. Romero ArenasWe cannot all succeed if half of us are held back. – Malala YousafzaiElizabeth Blackwell, a teacher and immigrant to the U.S., turned to medicine after a friend confided ...

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Nobody Comes to Work to Do a Bad Job…

30 Apr 2014

by Mary Brandt, MD“She’s really impossible… one of the grumpiest people I’ve ever met. We’ve had nurses come back from escorting patients to her almost in tears… if I worked with her, I...

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Compassion: Lessons from Roshi Joan Halifax

22 Apr 2014

by Mary Brandt, MD It’s not often that a talk completely changes the way I think about something. I’ve been thinking and speaking about compassion fatigue for many years. I recently had the priv...

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Making time to take care of you.

21 Apr 2014

By: Christina Cellini, MD, FACS, FASCRSIt’s easy for us to get caught up in the day-to-day caring of others – whether patients or family – that we forget to take care of ourselves! I recently ex...

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A bit of kindness

17 Apr 2014

by Amalia Cochran, MDThe following is an excerpt from an email I recently received from a mentee: “I love, love, love surgery, but even as someone who has thrived in this environment, I now acknowle...