Tag: ILookLikeASurgeon

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Fail Better

20 Jun 2019

By Anne Mongiu This unexpected invitation to write a post for AWS coincided with an equally unexpected phone call from my closest friend from medical school. She had resigned from her rather subst...

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Dear Intern

09 Jun 2019

By Melissa Herrin When I first considered writing a blog titled #DearIntern, my instinct was that I should be the last person giving advice. Everyone around me seemed to be gliding through residen...

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Remember: You’re Strong enough!

05 Jun 2019

The AWS blog is thrilled to recognize the experience and accomplishments of women surgeons around the world.  While women surgeons share many common experiences, we differ in our cultural norms,...

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The Give and Take of Surgery

11 Apr 2019

By Simone Betchen I recently applied to an executive MBA program and was asked the essay question based on Adam Grant’s groundbreaking TedTalk “Are You a Giver or a Taker?”.  He describes t...

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Save your rear

14 Mar 2019

By Anne Fabrizio Buttocks. Butt. Bum. Booty. Badonkadonk.  That’s just a few ways we refer to our bottoms.  We speak freely about our rear ends when it comes to dancing or working out....

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Successful Grant Application Writing

14 Jan 2019

By Luz María Rodriguez MD, FACS This is the first of a series focusing on the components involved in writing a successful grant application. Surgeons by nature are natural scientists. Our curi...

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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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Black Clouds

22 Nov 2018

by Alyssa Brown      “You won’t see much with Dr. C on call this weekend because he’s a white cloud,” mumbled my attending.  I immediately asked what he meant. He gave me a withering lo...