Tag: #HeForShe

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#HeForShe: A Call for Action

20 Feb 2019

by Apoorve Nayyar “With its unusually large proportion of highly educated and qualified women, medicine should be leading the way in gender equity. Leaders who have it within their power to addre...

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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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Happy Five Year Anniversary, AWS Blog!

15 Nov 2018

By Jane Zhao It has been FIVE years since we launched the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS): Inspiring & Encouraging Women Surgeons Blog. AWS launched the blog during a time when there were Z...

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Dear Pat responds to Missing Mentors

01 Oct 2018

Dear Pat, Many of my male faculty have suggested that I find a female mentor to help me with career development. However, we have a handful of female faculty at my program, and I do not have a clos...

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An Open Letter to AWS Members from Communications Committee

22 Feb 2018

Two years ago, a friend and mentor approached me and asked me to help manage the communications team for AWS. Like I do with most things, I approached this with gusto. I got organized, made lists, set...

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Why I Joined AWS

15 Nov 2017

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead I have been incredibly blessed in my life...

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AWS 2017: A Few Ships By The Bay

09 Nov 2017

The AWS Conference on October 21st was a full day with a scientific session, professional development panels, and a broad range of networking opportunities that originated as a simple sign for a break...

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The Greenberg Spike: How speaking out on implicit bias and gender equity in surgery continues to trend

01 Mar 2017

By Marissa A. Boeck When #ILookLikeASurgeon went viral in August 2015, many expected a short lived hashtag. Yet Dr. Caprice Greenberg, the president of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), h...