Tag: womeninmedicine

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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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One step at a time

29 May 2019

By Jaime D. Lewis I am more than a surgeon. I am an educator, a wife, and a mother. And among other things, I am also a runner. I recently completed my first (yes, first, as I am now fully awar...

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Should you get an MBA?

22 May 2019

By Heather Yeo As I come to the end of my MBA and MS in Healthcare Leadership, I have spent a lot of time thinking about what these degrees mean to me and my career.  The past two years have ...

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Becoming Human Again

24 Apr 2019

By Susana Vargas-Pinto Sign out. Rounds. Run the list. Check labs and images. Do the orders, start the notes and check my ‘to-do-list’ boxes for the day. Done! A series of events perfectly orc...

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How soon is too soon?

17 Apr 2019

“Fifty percent of physicians leave their first job within 5 years.”  This statistic rang through my head as I sat looking at the computer screen.  My mentor from fellowship had emailed ...

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What I’ve learned in private practice

06 Mar 2019

By Emily Murphy Full disclosure: I am a private practice surgeon in the truest sense of the term, I am a partner in a six-person group who provides care at a 545-bed hospital almost exclusively. Fu...