Tag: communication

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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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Managing your social media presence

10 Dec 2018

By Lillian Erdahl Social media is omnipresent in our modern society. According to the Pew Research Center, seven out of ten Americans use social media. Even those who do not actively use social med...

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Dear Pat responds to Offended and Humiliated

26 Nov 2018

Dear Pat,  I went to see a consult the other day in the ED, and the patient kindly informed me that he wanted a different doctor because he felt that "women can't be real doctors." I was so mortif...

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Have you asked for it?

31 Aug 2018

By Ko Un ‘Clara’ Park When I was a trainee, my co-trainee was getting her manuscript finalized for submission, "It says the submission fee is $60."  Sure, sixty dollars isn’t a lot of money ...

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The Changing Face of Medicine: Part Two

12 Aug 2018

We are celebrating five years of the AWS Inspiring and Encouraging Women Surgeons Blog! First of all, we want to thank all of our members for contributing to the blog. You have shared your wins, ho...

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Not All Surgeons Fit the Stereotype

09 Aug 2018

I recently went to my high school reunion where a classmate said to me “you seem too nice to be a surgeon”. It was a reminder to me that the stereotype of the mean, angry surgeon as recently discu...

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Dear Pat responds to “I’m the Boss”

29 Apr 2018

Dear Pat, My intern is a tall, white male. Every morning on rounds I introduce myself as the Chief Resident and state the roles of everyone on the team. However, patients continue to direct their q...

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When the Storm Clears: A New Perspective

19 Nov 2017

For 14 days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, I had no way of knowing if my parents were dead or alive. They’re fine, I told myself. Our house is not in a flood-prone area. The roof and walls a...