Tag: Teamwork

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Residents on the Front Lines in NYC

02 Aug 2020

By Tamar Nobel, MD  “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.” - Abraham Maslow The darker sides of the COVID-19 pandemic have been well doc...

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Leadership in Surgery

29 Jul 2020

By Lilah Morris-Wiseman, MD This is a story about leadership in surgery. I was in my third year of post-training, independent private practice and had been dealing with a disastrous complication.  W...

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#DearPat turns one: a look at the past year

24 Feb 2019

It’s Dear Pat’s anniversary! This month marks the one-year anniversary of the #DearPat column, which was created in 2018 as a collaborative effort between the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) R...

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Not All Surgeons Fit the Stereotype

09 Aug 2018

I recently went to my high school reunion where a classmate said to me “you seem too nice to be a surgeon”. It was a reminder to me that the stereotype of the mean, angry surgeon as recently discu...

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Dear Pat responds to “I’m the Boss”

29 Apr 2018

Dear Pat, My intern is a tall, white male. Every morning on rounds I introduce myself as the Chief Resident and state the roles of everyone on the team. However, patients continue to direct their q...

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The Ideal Team Player

19 Oct 2017

By Jean Miner, MD In all aspects of our lives, we are members of a “team”. We are members of our family “team” first and then head to school at a young age and are paired off on the playgro...