Tag: Food4Thought


Greening the OR

28 Mar 2016

By Abigail Forbes As a medical student I have learned to seek out opportunities that will foster my journey through medical school and facilitate my goal of  becoming a surgeon.  The Go Green Con...


Beautiful Girl, You Can Do Hard Things

20 Mar 2016

By Brittany Bankhead-Kendall I saw that quote on my favorite Facebook group recently, called "Physician Moms Group" (or "PMG"). This is a group of women who, like all of us, are just trying to "do"...


When Breath Becomes Air: Lessons Learned

13 Mar 2016

By Jane Zhao Join us for a tweetchat tonight, Sunday evening, March 13, at 8 PM Eastern Time and follow @WomenSurgeons, @jzhao3, @ShreeAgrawal21, @minervies and the #AWSFood4Thought!      ...


When Breath Becomes Air: Understanding Mortality

28 Feb 2016

Tweet chat (follow @WomenSurgeons) and additional blog post to come on March 13th 8 PM EST! By Shree Agrawal Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, as Dr. Abraham Varghese promi...


Food for Thought: Progressive Advice for Mentees

22 Feb 2016

By Gabrielle Rieth I recently encountered an instance in which a mentor suggested that I and other female medical students rely on antiquated gender stereotypes to succeed in our upcoming clinical ...


February Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air

14 Feb 2016

This month, the blog will feature Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s recently published book, When Breath Becomes Air.  If you have not already, we suggest purchasing your own copy and joining us while we cover ...


Food for Thought: The Patient Side of Medicine

07 Feb 2016

By Abigail Forbes I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis when I was 8 years old. After many years of driving hours away to doctor appointments, the frustration of wearing a back brace a...


Food for Thought – Surgery: I Love This Job

31 Jan 2016

By Lauren Poindexter, MD When was the last time you stood in the operating room and paused to think, “I LOVE this job”? What was it about that particular case, patient, or situation that caused...


Food for Thought: President Obama’s SOTU Cancer Promise – Is It Possible?

19 Jan 2016

Below are just two examples of promises President Obama has made to “cure cancer”: 2009 address to Congress: “Our recovery plan … will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touche...


Food for Thought: When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

10 Jan 2016

By Nickey Jafari During my first year of medical school, my class had the honor of having Dr. Jeffrey Piehler, a retired thoracic surgeon, come speak to us. You may know him as the author of the Ne...