Tag: Diversity

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There All Along

11 Oct 2021

By Betzaira G Childers, MD My family left all our belongings, extended family, and all we knew to immigrate to the United States when I was a young girl. These were the days before social media and i...

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White Coat

12 Jun 2021

By Sophia Hernandez, MD    Many leaders in medicine have identified the white coat as a shield of armor—a  “visibility cloak”—the very piece of cloth that provides minority physicians wit...

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Diversity and Inclusion in Surgery

14 Feb 2021

By Yewande Alimi  As we progress through the month of February, the month also dedicated to Black History, I reflect on the notion of diversity and inclusion in the field of surgery. After the gut-w...

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Being a Woman in AWS

24 Sep 2020

By Cheryl Zogg Since joining AWS in my first year of medical school, running my school’s local chapter as an M2, and spending the last three years as a member of the AWS National Medical Student Co...

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AWS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

16 Sep 2020

By Minerva A. Romero Arenas, MD, MPH The past 6 months have felt like both a whirlwind and slow-motion. I have been looking for every bit of good news and reasons to celebrate to help keep my mood up...

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For When the Pipe Bursts

30 Aug 2017

By Shree Agrawal Approximately half of matriculated medical students identify as female with numbers in surgical training steadily increasing to potentially also account for half of postgraduate tr...