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9th International Women in Surgery Symposium – Realizing the Quadruple Threat

05 Mar 2018

I had the privilege of attending the 9th Annual Women in Surgery Symposium on February 16-18, led by Dr. Sharona Ross and Dr. Patricia Turner. The Women in Surgery Career Symposium started 9 years ag...

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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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How do you take care of YOU?

23 Feb 2017

By Patricia Martinez Quinones, MD As over-achieving female physicians we strive for perfection in all aspects of our lives. We are not satisfied with being mothers, wives, daughters, (insert noun h...

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World Cancer Day

15 Feb 2017

By Ainhoa Costas Chavarri, MD, MPH, FACS Last week I gave a chat on breast cancer to a Rwandan women’s sewing cooperative group. As I spoke, via a local surgery resident who acted as translator, ...