Tag: womeninsurgery

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Overcoming Bias

25 Jun 2020

By Joyce Majure, MD, FACS The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) has come a long way since its founding in 1981. Looking back, it is amazing to see not only how our organization has grown, but al...

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Making the Leap from Trainee to Staff Surgeon

27 May 2020

By Lakho Sandhu ‘The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.’ –Voltaire The moment you’ve dreamt about for years finally arrives. You pack up your belongin...

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The Taming of the Amygdala

16 Apr 2020

By Jaime D. Lewis The last few weeks have been trying at best. Unprecedented, as they say. Feeling the anxiety of significant uncertainty, I find myself frequently stopping to slow my breathing and n...

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Thank You Without Ceremony

08 Apr 2020

By Francesca Voza Just a few weeks ago, I was preparing for the biggest event of my life: celebrating my medical school graduation at 42 years old. Moreover, I am about to embark on the exciting adve...

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Cura te ipsum — Surgeon heal thyself

01 Apr 2020

By Lilah Morris-Wiseman, MD, FACS "Stepping into the operating room to perform heart surgery on a sick patient, being fully in control of the large team of people who are required to do the procedure...

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Not What I Planned, More than I Expected

12 Mar 2020

         It was approaching 3:30 pm in the afternoon as I sat finishing up progress notes for the day.  As I looked at my watch, I felt the feeling of dread start to creep in. At any moment I w...