Tag: womeninsurgery

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Finding the Leader Within

12 Nov 2018

By Jennifer A. Villwock When I think about the development of leadership during my medical training, I immediately recall residency, where my faculty was 100% male. I learned many lessons from thes...

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Women in Surgery – How to Deal

07 Nov 2018

There has been a lot of conversation about what is the role of women in the workplace and especially surgery with the #MeToo and #ILookLikeASurgeon campaigns and what are ways we can prepare ourselves...

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Becoming a Woman in Surgery

25 Oct 2018

by Rachel Salinas Becoming a surgeon is an intimidating endeavor. The moment I said it out loud, people would comment on how hard the hours are, how mentally and emotionally exhausting this career...

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Do you dare to be you?

10 Oct 2018

By Dr. Jaime D. Lewis   Do you dare to be you? Have you taken a chance on yourself to live out your dreams? To be true to the voices inside your heart? When was the last time you trul...

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Lessons Learned: A Surgeon at Sea

26 Sep 2018

By Pam Choi Shortly after graduating from general surgery residency, I checked-in aboard an US Navy aircraft carrier as the only surgeon for an entire strike group of about 6500 sailors. While my for...

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On Becoming A Woman Surgeon Scientist

13 Sep 2018

By Ashley M. Holder Although a surgical career is becoming a path more traveled by women, few of them are pursuing the track of surgeon scientist.  In an era when fewer surgeons, regardless of gende...

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Oh What A Night: An Interns Guide to Staying Afloat

06 Sep 2018

By Rachael Sundland As a brand new baby intern, the prospect of starting off with a month of night call feels like someone has just handed you the keys to a cruise ship and asked you to sail across t...

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Have you asked for it?

31 Aug 2018

By Ko Un ‘Clara’ Park When I was a trainee, my co-trainee was getting her manuscript finalized for submission, "It says the submission fee is $60."  Sure, sixty dollars isn’t a lot of money ...

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What potential impact do surgeons have on breastfeeding?

23 Aug 2018

By Nikki Mills In celebration and recognition of breastfeeding awareness month, I decided to write an article for the Association of Women Surgeons weekly blog. Some female surgeons have first hand...