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Practical Wellness Tips to Surviving Residency

08 Apr 2014

by: Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MS, MD   In medical school, I remember the first week of orientation they had a lecture on wellness and all the pieces of the theoretical "wellness pie" that we should ...

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Failure

08 Apr 2014

by Mary Brandt, MDDear Dr. Brandt,  I enjoy your blog very much. As a second year medical student, I know that my peers and I all struggle with what we view as ‘failure’ at some point or anot...

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Can we have an AWS Visiting Professor every year?

07 Apr 2014

Submitted by: Dr. Jane WeyCCF Chair of Surgery: Dr. Matt WalshSummary of VisitAWS Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor Dr. Tuttle-Newhall Cleveland ClinicMarch 4-5, 2014Dr. Tuttle-Newhall arrived on March ...

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A place of our own

02 Apr 2014

by Amalia Cochran, MDApparently there are a number of men who, upon hearing about a women surgeon’s activity will state, “We don’t get to have a men in surgery group!” This statement is both t...

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Changing Gender Paradigms

27 Mar 2014

Original blog post by Dr. Paula Ferrada (February 22, 2014) can be found on OnSurg's blog. While reading an innocuous post regarding dating female doctors, I came across a comment that ...

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Green Solutions for the Operating Room: Remanufacturing of Single Use Devices

25 Mar 2014

In 2013, the Association of Women Surgeons sponsored its second Green Solutions for the Operating Room Contest in a partnership with Practice Greenhealth.  We received many innovative and creativ...

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What it’s like to be a visiting professor.

21 Mar 2014

The AWS Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor Program provides medical schools with the opportunity to request top women surgeons as speakers and receive funding from the AWS Foundation. Opportunities to le...

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A Recipe for Success: One Surgeon’s Story

20 Mar 2014

 by Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH There are two questions that students frequently ask me about becoming a doctor. One is, “What did you do to become a doctor?” and “How did you stay...